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  • Posted: September 29, 2016 9:31 am

Katana Gendaito “Hizen Kuni Masatsugu”, NTHK

Type – Katana
Certificate – NTHK (June 2015)
Period – Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989)
Province – Hizen
Master – Hizen no Kuni Masatsugu” (肥前国正次)
1 side – “Hizen  Kuni Masatsugu saku kore” (肥前国正次作之) 
2 side – 昭和38年2月吉日 (February 1963) 
Full length in the mounting (Shirasaya) – 96.1cm
Full length of the strip – 84.9cm
Nagasa – 64.1cm
Motohaba – 3.1cm
Sakihaba – 2.1cm
Motokasane – 0.7cm
Sakikasane – 0.5cm
Sori – 1.6cm


This Gendaito is made by Taguchi Kiichi. It is signed as “Hizen Kuni Masatsugu” and made in 昭和38年2月吉日 (February 1963) . Masatsugu was born in July, 1904 and learned swordmaking from his father, Taguchi Ichitaro. He also studied under Kurihara Akihide and won many awards including the Gold Metal at the 5th Nihonto Denrankai. He worked as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho from 1941 to 1945. He is listed in Gendai Toko Meikan, pp.145 and John slough’s book, pp.106-107. He was rated as the 1 million yen smith at Toko Taikan.


It needs permission to export katana by the Japanese law.

It takes 3 or 4 weeks to get an export license of it.

Condition: Good used condition with age appropriate wear
and flaws. Please look at pictures carefully and judge the condition
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