Ordering number : 18415
Katana In Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : BIZEN KUNI JU OSAFUNE HARUMITSU SAKU
GENKI 3 NEN 2 GATU KICHIJITSU
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs Jyo Jyo saku to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 21.82cm or 8.59 inches.
Sori :0.0cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.15cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.3 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi Genki era.(1570)
Shape : The blade is regular width and thick nice shape.
Jigane :KomKonie and Mokume hada well grained
with jinie attach and Utsuri appear.
Hamon :Konie deki deki and bright and clear.
Boshi: round shape, long yakisage style.
Special feature:Harumitsu was working at Bizen province
and the Haon is different from Bizen Sukesada and Kiyomitsu.
The Jigane is tight and nice Utsuri appear high quality Tanto.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae.
Saya :The desin is cherry tree’s trunk.
Menuki : a crane is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This Tanto is well grained tight nice Jigane
and also nice Koshirae .
The condition of the Tanto is very good.
Back ground of age: war time in Japan.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon paper.