YasuKuni Tachi with Choji Hamon
Signature: YasuYoshi, Dated One Lucky day in July 1941
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Choji Midare in Nie
Dimensions: Blade Length: 25.75 inchesNakago: 7.25 inches
Mountings: High quality1939 pattern shin gunto
Overall Condition: Excellent in original wartime polish. Extremely rare to find a Yasukuni blade with Choji hamon. The last one i had sold for $6000. This sword has a small shallow grain opening that could be closed with a professional polish. YasuYoshi was born in 1912 and became a sword smith in the YasuKuni shrine under the instruction of YasuNori in 1940. He made about 700 swords in his career.