Ordering number : 18429
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature : Kazutoshi Kiyotsugu Saku (copy of Kiyomaro)
Heisei 3 nen Shobi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length : 25.8 cm or 10.15 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.99cm or 1.17 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Modern times Heisei 3 Nen 1991.
Shape : The blade is Osoraku Zukuri unusual shape.
in the front, bonji is engraved with Bonji.
on the back bo-hi is engraved.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach .
Hamon : niedeki gunome midare.
inside of the Kissaki, gunome midare hamon.
special feature: The real name of the Kiyotsugu is called Genrokuro
Matsaunaga who lived in Kumamoto prefecture and well known
sword maker in Kumamoto. The first swordsmith made this kind of unusual shape is Shimada Sukemune
and named on the JI, engraved Osoraku which means that Nobody made this style if sword
so he engraved the characters Osoraku(probably) after that some sword makers made lik this Tanto.
At the end of Edo period, Famous Kiyomaro and his student Kiyondo tried to make this Osoraku zukuri Tanto.
From Aoi Art:THis is quite unique Osoraku zukuri style Tanto.
We recommend this unusual Osoraku zukuri style Tanto for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper whole Oshigata.