Tanto: Hiroga

Ordering number : AS19328

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Hiroga

Sue Koto:Ho-ki province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to yo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed Jsingle habaki.
Blade length : 27.7 cm or 10.90 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.58 cm or 1.01 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword:175 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Tanago style nakago and the blade is regular width, thickness
with small sori and engraved Bo-hi and on the back side, Goma hashi is engraved.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach. hadatatsu.
Bo-shi is togari gokoro style and turns back yakisage style.
Hamon :Nie deki Shizumi gokoro Gumome Midare
with deep Nioikuchi

Special feature: Hiroga is a swordsmith of Ho-ki province,
and his founder is Yamashiro. Hoki produced
a lot of nice quality iron sand.
Many swordsmiths have been active in that place since the Heian era.
Because high-quality iron was made.
Hiroga of this work was around the end of Muromachi period.
In the Edo period, there were a lot of small-sized works like Tanto,
and made Hitatsura and gorgeous works.

Koshirae :
Saya :On the fine black colored Ureshi Nuri,
fine gold takamakie, family crests are painted.

From Aoi Art: 2 Kanji characters Hiroga is rare item.
The blade is healthy and nice work.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 420,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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