Ordering number: 20125
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Hideaki Saku(Horii Toshihide)
(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 with gold color.
Blade length: 22.7cm or 8.93 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Syowa oerid war time.
Shape : The blade is regular size
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and masame hada mixed.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha midare and round bo-shi.
Special feature :”Hideaki” is the name before Toshihide Horii changed the mane.
Horii Toshihide was a son of the Taneaki, born at Meiji 19th Shiga prefecture. This blade was mentioned as Mikasa.
At the Japan-Russo war, a flagship Mikasa which is commanded by captain Heihachiro Togo was attacked by a Russian warship and the cannon was broken
At the end of the war, the Japanese navy officer decided to make many swords
from the damaged cannon and asked to Horii Toshihede(Hideaki). He accepted the navy’s officer’s request and
made about 1000 swords from the cannon.
These Tanto and swords were sold to navy and army officers,
royal families as a memory of the victory of the war.
Before these swords were sold at the dealer’s market
but recently it is very hard to look for and many collectors keep
this kind of sword as a good memory.
These swords will be a good investment in the future.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper