Ordering number: AS23061
Sunnobi Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Sayagaki: Yamagata #510. Showa 26 Nen 5 Gatsu 9 Nichi.
Tanto 9 Sun 9Bu. Kanetsune
Sue koto: Chujyo saku: Mino
(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.
Habaki: Silver single Habaki with small engravings
The blade is polished.
Blade length:30.0cm or 11.8inches.
Sori :0.6 cm or 0.23inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.88cm or 1.13inches.
Kasane:0.47cm or 0.18inches.
The weight of the sword:230grams
Era: Around the late Muromachi period
Shape: The blade is broad and thick: Mitsumune shape. Bohi on the both sides. The tip has Sori.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense. Light Shirakeutsuri appears.
Hamon: Koniedeki, sharp Gunome. Ashi moves well.
Boshi turns back sharply and round. Sunagashi and small Kinsuji work in Ha.
Special feature: Kanetsune made swords actively from the early Muromachi period, around the Ouei era. This work should be made in the late Muromachi period because of its shape. The production of Tanto decreased drastically in the Edo period because of the drop of demand for Tanto.
From Aoi Art: Kanetsune is a swordsmith from Mino province, who was famous for the sharpness. This work has Mitsumune shape and is very large. The shape is typical Mino shape. The blade is broad and has Sori at the tip. Tanto was needed in the time of war, but after the Edo period, there were no wars and no one needed Tanto for battles.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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Auction starting Price:270,000 JPY-.