A Excellent 62th Juyo Token Japanese Samurai Sword made by swordsmith Cho Aritoshi from the Yamato Taima school. (Onhold)
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Aritoshi was a swordmaker belonged to Yamato taima school and he has two names: one is Aritoshi (有俊) consisting of two characters and another is Cho Aritoshi (長有俊) consisting of three characters.The former one can be seen produced in Einin 6 (1298).It is a common theory that mei of Cho Aritoshi (three characters) shows the second Aritoshi, the era is approx.Kenmu, shortened name of Chobei (no) jo Aritoshi.This sword is that jigane is koitame with slightly nagare masa, thick jinie sticked to pieces, hamon is suguha, kochoji, kogunome, kui chigai ba & niju ba & yubashiri on habuchi, thick nie is brightly saeru,etc, significantly see Cho Ariyoshi’s feature on jiba (jihada and hamon) and kiwameno syuko sareru (it is proven as the past authentication.).As Cho Ariyoshi’s feature, habuchi is a highlight of niju ba.This sword has strong hanie with Cho Aritoshi’s kiwame, niju ba with thick and condensed nie can be frequently seen on habuchi, hamon is clearly skillful.It is an excellent piece of work the sayagaki of Tanobe san does not mention it specifically: Sayagaki Tanobe Sensei62th juyo tokenThe Wasyu Cho Aritoshi.This sword is Osuriage Mumei.This sword smith was Taima school’s student, he was a sword smith in the Kenmu era.Hamon is Suguha and chogunome with deep and thick Nie. Also, Hamon has many Nijuba and Yubashiri.This sword has a lot of characteristics of Aritoshi and is excellent.Nagasa 2 shaku 2 sun 2 buYear of the Rooster 2017AritoshiSubmitted by kazarena on Mon 有俊 AritoshiProvince YamatoEra Kenmu (1334-1338) ND Active Period 1335-1338Lineage Image/InteractiveSource Rating Reference/Page Hawley 80 ARI204Signatures: 大和國住人西京長兵衛尉有俊yamato kuni junin saikyo chōbeijō aritoshi西京住長有俊saikyo ju chō aritoshi長有俊cho aritoshiRunning itame w/masame, suguha-ko-gunome, boshi ko-maru.