Ordering number: 21077
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK T Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
(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 : silver single habaki.
Blade length: 29.4 cm or 11.575 inches.
Sori : 0.4 cm or 0.157 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.48 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane :0.48 cm or 0.189 inches.
The weight of the sword:155 grams.
Era : Late Muromachi period. 1558.
Shape: The long size and Sakizori style Tanto.
Jigane: Itame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon: Konie Deki Gunome Midare Chouji Midare mixed and Togati Gunome with Ashi work.
Special feature: Kanenaka was working at Muromeiroku period who was a Seki Zensho school.
Saya :black is himeji saya.
Tsuba: On Mokko tyle the thick iron tsuba, the landscape is engraved with gold color. signature: Syoasmi Kanemori Sizu Syoami school.
Menuki: Shishi dogs are engraved by copper plate.
Fuchikashira:on the Shakudo Nanako plate, clouds are engraved.
From Aoi Art: Kanenaka is a group of swordsmiths that started around the end of the Muromachi period, Eiroku, and continued until the middle of the Edo period. Late Muromachi was produced by many swordsmiths during the Warring States period, probably because of labor was created, and swords and Tanto were produced in Bizen, and Tanto was mainly produced in Bizen. In Mino, a large number of craftsmen are involved in the production of Tanto, and the number is enormous.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.