Ordering number: 21086
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Onizuka Yoshikuni.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 25.6cm or 10.08 inches
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.47cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.236 inches.
The weight of the sword 160 grams.
Era : Edo period Keian era.１６４８
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick. in front side, a Jukei is engraved and on the back, bo-hi and sohei are engraved.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach on the backside, some hadatachi jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha and notare with rather thick nioikuchi.
Bo-shi is small round shape.
Special feature: Onizuka Yoshikuni was born in Mutsu Tanakura and moved to Chikugo province.by the help of chief retainer Yuiki His sword was used a lot in Amakusa Ran and became famous throughout Kyushu because of its sharpness.
Saya :black Roiro Saya with a family crest which was painted bo gold color.
Menuki: On the Shakudo Nanako plate, Family crest is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: After the great war in the Muromachi period, the Edo period gradually became a peaceful country, and the demand for Japanese swords declined sharply. Especially, the Tantos that were produced in large quantities were hardly produced at all, and the production of extremely Tanto s was so small that it was said to be rare. Therefore, it can be said that the works of tantos are very rare and valuable in the Edo period.
In the latter half of the Edo period, the production of tantos was revived and many swordsmiths began to produce them.
In the Edo period, the production of tantos by mysteriously famous swordsmiths decreased sharply, and the works on the market are rarely seen. It is a rare item, so if you have a swordsmith’s work from the Edo period, we recommend you to purchase it.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper