Tanto: Kaei 7 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi(Feb 1854) Yoshiyuki(Hoki)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:23888

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Kaei 7 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi(Feb 1854)

Shinshinto: Jyo Saku: Hoki
According to our classification of the swordsmith’s work, this blade is ranked as Jyo Saku for the work of Yoshiyuki.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 22.0 cm (8.66 in).
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in).
Mekugi Hole: 1.
Width at Base: 2.21 cm (0.87 in).
Thickness of rim (Kasane): 0.82 cm (0.32 in).
Sword Weight: 175 grams.
Era: Edo period, around Kaei era (circa 1855).
Shape: The tanto has a normal width and thickness, making it a sturdy piece reminiscent of an armor-piercing design.
Jigane: Well-forged ko-itame hada with a good shape.
Hamon: Vibrant notare with a mix of gunome midare, creating a dynamic and varied pattern.

Saya: Lacquered with scattered Aogai (blue shell) and gold patterns.
Tsuba: Made of suaka with a rope pattern in silver around the edge.
Fuchikashira: Depicts a farmer plowing fields in shakudo, with the sea in the distance, enhanced with color in gold. The top shows trees at the bottom and clouds in gold at the top.
Menuki: Features a high relief scene of a person carrying a load, crafted in shakudo.

Features: Claimed to be a resident of Yonago, known as Shimizu Fujishiro, this work is characterized by its plain style.

Aoi Art’s Comment: A sturdy piece with good meat placement, this tanto comes with a reasonably good koshirae, making it highly recommended. Known as Hoki no Kami Fujiwara Yoshiyuki, also called Shimizu Fujishiro with an original name Yoshiyuki. He passed away on September 21, Meiji 19 (1886). Although many of his works are suguha, this piece is more elaborate and glamorous.

NBTHK Hozon Token.
AoiArt estimation paper.
Whole Oshigata.
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Price:390,000 JPY

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