Ordering number: 20521
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Bizen Kuni Ju Osafune Hikozaemon Jyo Sukesada.
Tensho 2 nen 2 gatsuhi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 23.0 cm or 9.0inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.3 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0,74 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword 175 grams.
Era: Muromachi period around Tensho era.
Shape: Regular width and thickness, nice shape Tanto with Takenoko Sori.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada grained.
There are Utsuri. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha base, Ko Gunome Midare with Ashi.
Boshi is Midarekomi and Yakisage style.
In the Ha, there are fine Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Sukesada and Kiyomitsu were made a lot of swords during the Sengoku era (wartime), but their sword with Zokumyo is treasured. it engraved a different name style and it means the sword is a gorgeous one, different from mass products. Only feudal lord or high ranking Samurai can get swords with Zokumyo, but general Samurai is impossible to get those.
We strongly recommend this Sukesada sword with his Zokymyo “Hikozaemon”
From Aoi Art: This sword was made during wartime so it is high quality and beautiful sword, it suitable for appreciation but also thick, sharp, and suitable for actual battle.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
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