Yasukuni Akitomo (fss-681)







An Impressive sword by the Yasukuni Shrine swordsmith Akitomo. His full name Akimoto Shinichi.

He became a member of the NTKF ( Nihonto Tenren Kai Foundation ) and the Yasukuni Shrine  in 1931 and was a master sword smith there.

The Prime minister at the time was Saito Minoru who named him.  He forged as Jumei-Tosho

This impressive blade is in beautiful condition. The polish is outstanding and truly shows off the magnificence of this Yasukuni smiths workmanship. Unlike most Yasukuni blades this is a brilliant erratic ko-gunome midare with a very tight Ko-Itame with undulating ashi. The boshi is in Ko-Maru . The shape is majestic and has a wonderful sori for its length. The Habaki is silver. And not to understate this package it is completed with a wonderfully done Shira-saya of Honoki and original military(Gunto) koshirae with leather field cover and tassel.

Anyone interested in owning a truly wonderful example of a noted Yasukuni Shrine Smith should own this sword or add it to their collection.

Akitomo whose real name was Akimoto Shinichi was born in 1910 at Kuroiso, Tochigi Pref. He learned under his grandfather Zenbei Aizu Kanesada and 2 great grandmasters ” Kurihara Hikosaburo and Kasama Shigetsugu.

He won many awards at the sword making competitions both before and after the war.

The sword is signed ” Oite Toto Akitomo Saku and dated:

Kigen 2600 Nen Shigatsu Kichi Jitsu (New Year in 1940 )

He forged at Shizuoka and Niigata during his post war period.



  • Mei: Oite Toto Akitomo Saku
  • Date: (New Year in 1940 )
  • Nagasa: 25 3/4 inches
  • Sori: 18.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 31.8 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 23.1 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $5,800.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-681.

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Rob Reily

Akitomo katana     paid$,4,800   bottom price for him $3,360

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