Ordering number : 20065
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Kanemitsu (Seki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki with character”恩賜”.
Blade length : 21.6 cm or 8.50 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.0 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
The weight of the sword 120 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Regular width, and thick Tanto.
Jigane :Ko Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. At a glance, the blade reminds of Yoshii Bizen.
Special feature: Kanemitsu was a early Sue Seki.
The Jigane is so nice. The mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Masame Hada.
There are Kitae Kizu on the middle of back side. But it does not care.
We recommend this Tanto for you. The polishing is also good.
Saya :Aogai Chirashi Saya.
Tsuba :Copper, rope pattern is on the rim.
Menuki : Shakudo, horses engraved with gold color.
Fuchi: Copper, some design is engraved with gold color.
Kashira: Copper, Daruma is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: The Mino blades are good quality Jigane.
The Koshirae is nice design.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.