This is the first sword I ever made, and it is the one that won the third prize and the rookie of the year award at the Japanese sword competition in 2015.
It is a sword that I made with great effort, remembering the seven years of my apprenticeship and receiving advice from my master.
The blade is a little fine, but the overall shape of the blade is an old-fashioned "choji" blade, and the ground iron has a random pattern of reflections, a technique inherited from the master Kawachi Kunihira.
This is one of my beginnings, but I have not yet achieved more than this tachi in terms of competition results, so this is a goal to be surpassed in the future.
I was so happy to win an award for my work that I asked my master to sign my scabbard.