Ordering number : 19030
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bizen Koku Ju Osafune Tobe Jo Sukesada
Geni 2 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Sue Koto: Jyo Saku: Bizen
(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 : Copper single Habaki.
Blade length : 26.9 cm or 10.59 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.27 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Era : Muromachi period, Genki era(1571).
Shape : Regular width Tanto. The thickness likes Yoroidoshi style.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Usturi. There are some rogh texture and Kitae-Ware.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Ko Gunome Midare.
Special feature: In late Muromachi period, there are many mass probuction swords for demands.
Swords ordered from Daimyo(feudal lord) and powerful family,
Sukesada added the Zokumyo(Tobe Jo, Genbe Jo, etc..) like this Tanto.
This blade is not so good condition. But the shape is thick Yoroi Doshi style Tanto.
NBTHK Hozon Token
AOI ART estimation paper : whole Oshigata.