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.

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