Ordering number : 18535
Sunnobi Tanto(Wakizashi) in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Yoshishige
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 31.06 cm or 12.22 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.72 cm or 1.07 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Muromachi period.
Shape : Wide and regular thickness large size Wakizashi.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Masanagare.
The Jikane is clear.
Hamon : Suguga Deki with Ko-Ashi and Uchinoke.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: There are some sword smiths who called Yoshishige.
They lived in Yamashiro, Bizen, Iwami, and Osumi.
We do not rightly know this Yoshishige was which province.
But in Ouei era, there was a Yoshishige in Yamashiro province.
We guess that he moved to Mino.
Saya : Brown Ishime-Ji and black Kisami Saya.
Tsuba : Octagonal shape iron Tsuba, phoenix with gold color.
Menuki : Cow and person are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira, Kurikata and Kojiri: Iron, Kiri with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The shape looks old.
The Koshirae is Higo style.
We remommend this Tanto very much.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon paper.