Sunnobi Tantou:Hirosuke

Ordering number : 19709

Sunnobi Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature :Hirosuke
Sue Koto: Sagami

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword bealongs to Jyo saku ranking.

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 31.8 cm or 12.52 inches.
Sori : 0.35 cm or 0.14 inches
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.44 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 225 grams.
Era : late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is regular size Sunnobi Tanto with little sori.
Jigane : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki Hiratsura Gunome Midare.
There are fine Sunagashi, Kinsuji and Tobiyaki in the blade.

Secial Feature: Niedeki Gunome Midare with clear Nioikuchi.
There are fine sunagashi and Kinsuji in the blade, and it is like Hitatsura.
Hirosuke was the swordsmith in Sagami.
He was a son of Shiimada Gisuke(also called as Yoshisuke).
He made Hitatsura style Soshu Den swords. 

Koshirae : Koshirae for Wakizashi
Saya : black Kawarinuri saya
Tsuba : Shakudo plate
Fuchigashira: Shibuichi plate
Menuki : The design of Kabuto on the Shakudo plate.

From Aoi Art: It is of good quality.
Unfortunately, there is Sumigomori on the backside.
Koshirae is also good.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 500,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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