Ordering number: 16243
Sunnobi Tanto(Wakizashi) in Shirasaya
Signature : Onsyukuzo no Matsuda Kimihiko Professor Kyusyu Daigaku Kougakubu Bucho Syunin.
Chikusyu Sanno Jyu So Tsutomu saku Syowa 57 Nen 3Gatsu Kichijitsu(Mukansa swordsmith)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed double habaki.
Blade length : 30.2 cm or 11.89 inches.
Sori :0.3 cm or 0.12inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.45cm or 1.36 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.04cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.236word 220 grams.
Era: Gendai(modern times)
Shape: The blade is rather bigger tanto with small sori healthy blade.
Jigane: Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach Chikei work.
Hamon: Nie Deki Gumowe midare with Ashi, yo work and Sunagashi, Kinsuji work vividly
bright and clear. Bo-shi is Togari and turns back sharply.
Special feature: So-tsutomu is a swordsmith in Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu. Born in 1927. The gate of his father, So Masamitsu who learned from Komiya shiro Kunimitsu
from 1946. Since 1955, he has exhibited at the sword technique presentation (currently the new masterpiece exhibition) and has received numerous awards, and now he is one of the Mukansa swordsmiths. He has made works such as Bizen-den and Yamashiro-den, and he retains a highly evaluated skill especially in Kiyomaro’s copy and even in
Sukehiro’s copy. The sword blade with a deep scent is attracting attention from many sword collectors.
From Aoi Art: This Tanto was made to celebrate professor Matsuda Kimihiko who was upgraded to Kyusyu university’s dean of faculty’s department.
This Tanto was made by Tsutomu’s highest technique and succeeded Kiyomaro Utsushi. The Jigane is wonderful and also with Gunome Midare Gamon like Kiyomaro.
Bo-shi also looks like Sa style like Kiyomaro. I think this Tanto is one of the top-ranking Tanto of So Tsutomu. probably you
will be satisfied after watching the blade.
We strongly recommend this Tanto.
AOI Art estimation paper