Ordering number: 19528
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : Bizen Koku Osafune Sukesada(Hikozaemon Jo)
Eiroku 4 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi(August 1559)
Sue Koto: Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 27.7 cm or 10.90 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 190grams.
Era : Muromachi period, aroune Eiroku era(1559).
Shape : Rather wide and thick Tanto with no Sori.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada well grained.
The Jigane is clear. there are Utsuri.
Hamon : Ko Nie dekim Suguha and double Ha, there are many Ashi and Yo.
Boshi is round Hakikake and Yakisage style.
Special feature: This blade was judged as Hikozaemon Jo by NBTHK.
Hikozaemon Jo Sukesada is a goupe of Osafune Hikobee.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba : Mokko shape iron Nanban Tsuba.
Fuchikashira: Copper, house and tree are engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Iron, snail is engraved with gold color.
Menuki : Iron, tea pot is engraved.
From Aoi Art: The blade is not Kazuuchi(not mass production).
The Jigane has Utsuri. The Hamon is elegant.
We strongly recommend this Hikozaemon Jo for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.