Order number : 17157
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae (The 38th NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature: Fujiwara Kaneyoshi saku.
(Chu-koto, Josaku. Owazamono. Yamato province.)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 30.3 cm or 11.92 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : From late Nanbokucho period to early Muromachi period.
Shape : This blade is wide and thick Mitsu-mune style Tanto.
Suken and Bonji are carved on the Sashi-omote side.
Bohi and Soe-bi are carved on the Sashi-ura side.
It’s very nice and healthy shape.
Jitetsu : Itame works very well with much Jinie attach, and Chikei attach. It’s very beautiful Jitetsu.
Hamon : Nie based, Notare and Gunome mix. Hamon is very bright and beautiful. And there are many Kinsuji and Sunagashi in Ha.
Special features : It is said that Fujiwara Kaneyoshi was a student
On the surface, this blade’ Jitetsu looks like Taima.
Jitetsu is very beautiful and healthy.
This blade is the best quality blade in Kaneyoshi’s works.
Jitetsu and blade are bright and fantastic.
And this blade has Yamato blade’ features very well.
Tsuba: Iron Tsuba, bat is engraved with openwork.
Menuki: Person is engraved with gold and copper color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, Ume flower and Kabuto are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black color Saya with gold Makie.
The 38th NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.