Ordering number: 18266
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Choshu Ju
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 27.8 cm or 10.9inches.
Sori :0.0 cm or inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.77 cm or 1.09inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword 210 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Kakitsu era. 1441.
Shape: Kanmuri Otoshi style mittsu mune nice looking shape.
Jigane: Koitame hada and komokume hada well grained with jinie attach
soft feeling nice texture and shirake Utsuri appear.
Hamon: Konie deki Suguha, Hamon is bright and clear,
Boshi turn back round shape.
Special feature: Chosshu Ju Yukikuni is swordsmith of Nagato
and played an active role at Kakitsu of Muromachi.
This Kuniyuki is engraved on frontside and Choshuju is engraved on backside.
Koshirae : Aikuchi style.
Saya: Red Saya
Menuki: On round Menuki, the family crest is engraved with gold color.
Kokiri: On Shakudo plate, the wave is engraved.
Fuchikashira,Kaeri-zuno, Kurikata made by horn of buffalo.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.