|The earth iron is the essence of the Japanese sword|
and it is the world of bamboo blossom which is put into the burning blade
|Swordsmith; TAKEHANA IKKANSAI Shigehisa（ 刀匠・竹花 一貫斎 繁久 ）|
|Tamahagane Unokubi-zukuri 180mm|
Born in 1949 (Shōwa 24)Born in 1949. He became a pupil of Shigemasa Sakaiikansai (swordsmith) in 1971. He became a swordsmith in 1977. He was independent in 1978. He opened his own forging place in 1983. He was awarded his first prize and 努力賞 (the effort award) at 新作名刀展. He had been a chief Director and vice branch manager of Kanto area in All Japan Swordsmith Association.