Ordering number: 22252
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature :Soshu Ju Hiromasa(the late Muromachi period)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
Suekoto: Jyo-jyo saku: Sagami
The blade was polished.
habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length :23.03 cm or 9.06inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :2.31 cm or 0.90inches. .
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.23inches.
The weight of the sword:150 grams
Era : The late Muromachi period
Shape : The blade is normally thick and broad, becomes Mitsumune. Front engraving: Grass Kenmaki Dragon. Back engraving: Sanskrit.
Jigane : Koitamehada with Utsuri.
Hamon : Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie. Kaeri is deep. It is like Hitatsura blade.
Special feature: Soshu Ju Hiromasa is a swordsmith from the late Muromachi period. He made swords in Sagami province. He is a pupil of Hiromitsu the 1st. He made many Tanto and was really good at engraving. He engraved plant Kurikara dragon on this work. After Akihiro, we had less nice sword smiths in Soshuden smiths, but after the Bunmei era, some great swordsmiths appeared, and Soshuden with great engravings flourished in the Kansho and the Meiou era.
Tsuba: On Shakudo plate, a waterfall and a building are engraved with gold color. Mei: Genju
Fuchikashira: On Shibuichi plate, bamboo is painted with gold color.
Saya: Black painted Saya. Pine leaves are painted with colors.
Menuki: Tiger is engraved.
Kozuka: On Shibuichi plate, a butterfly and peony are engraved.
Kogatana: Rokkasen(Six Poetry Immortals) are engraved beautifully. Mei: Yoke Kaminari Iga Kami Fujiwara Kinmichi
From Aoi Art: This work is a really powerful work with great engraving and Jigane. Koshirae is also nicely-made. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.