Order number : 18053(Consignment Sakle)
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Kanesada (2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 25.5 cm or 10.03 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Edo period, around Meiou era.
Shape : Regular width and thickness Mitsumume style Tanto.
There are engraving of dragon, Futasuji-Hi and Gomabashi.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are fine Chikei.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. There are many Ahi with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is Notare and Yakisage style.
Special feature : Kanesada(Second generation also known
for the signature Nosada) is the child of first generation Kanesada.
He was called Yoshi Uemon no Jyo but
by the early Meio period(1492-1501)
he has signed his signature Kanesada.
He has received the post of Izumi Kami.
Both Seki Magoroku and Izumi Kami Kanesada
were the head of Mino school sword
smiths and their swords are ranked
Saijyosaku and Saijyo Owazamono.
Durin Edo Period, Kanesada work was called
Senryo Kanesada which was the object of envy,
Many Daimyos such as Takeda Nobutora,
Shibata Katsuie, Akechi Mitsuhide,
Hosokawa Yusai, Hosokawa Tadaoki.
This Tanto has nice Jigane and Hamon.
Koshirae : Aokuchi Koshirae
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with clouds design.
Menuki : Shakudo, flowers are engraved with gold color.
Fuchi Kashira: Shakudo Nanako,
tiger and flower are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo nanako, flowers and wheel are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.