Ordering number : 20411
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature :Bisyu Osafune Norimitsu
Eisho 13 Nen(14) 2 Gatsuhi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saki ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 19.8 cm or 7.79 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi :1.88 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.53cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Muromachi period Eisyo era.
Shape : The Tanto is small size a
nd long Nakago nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume had mixed
well grained and utsuri appear.
Hamon :Cyoji midair and gunome midare mixed
with ashi, inside of the blade has sunagashi and kinsuji work.
special feature:Generally Norimitsu doesn’t have Zokumyo Tanto
and sword except a few exception.
So even if the blade is not mentioned zokumyo signature,
the blade itself wonderful nice work.
Saya :Ebi saya(lobster’s tail syape.
Tsuba :copper stub. the mimi is engraved a rope shape.
Menuki : Syakudo plate something is engraved.
Fuchikashira:copper plate with some design engraved.
Kozuka;On the copper plate nanakoji, bamboo and a tiger are engraved,
Aoi Art estimation Paper
NBTHK Hozon Paper: whole Oshigata.