Ordering number: AS19682
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Kanenaga (ShinShinto)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished
Habaki: copper single habaki with gold color.
Blade length:27.8 cm or 10.945 inches.
Sori :0.2 cm or 0.276 inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.8 cm or 1.1 inches.
Kasane : 0.82cm or 0.323 inches.
The weight of the sword 227 grams.
Era: Late Edo period.
Shape: The blade is a rather wide and thick healthy blade.
Jigane: Itame had and mokume had mixed with jinie attach
and visible to see the texture well.
Hamon: Nie Deki Togari gunome Midare with small sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Bo-shi is round shape and saki hakikake style(brush up).
special feature: This signature started from middle to
late Muromachi period and continued to late Edo period.
Even though, shinshin-to blade, Jigane looks like Muromachi
period. probably He tried to copy an Old-style Tanto.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata