Ordering number : 18154
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)(consignment sale)
Signature :(Kikumon) Ecchu kami Masatoshi(2nd)
Shinto: Chu Jyo Saku: Wazamono: Yamashiro.
(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 :Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 29.6 cm or 11.65 inches.
Sori :0.0cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :3.02 cm or1.18 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Early Edo Period.
Shape : Suriage Machiokuri, nice Nikuoki Tanto.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
visible to see the texture. The Jigane is clean.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha with thick Nioikuchi.
and then Gunome Midare.
There are Ashi, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is Notare Sansaku Fu.
Special feature: Ecchu kami Masatoshi 2nd generation,
In Kanei year he received the title of Ecchu no kami.
Around Shoho era(1645-1648), he engrave the Kikumon on the Nakago.
From Aoi Art: In Edo period, Generally they made sword and wakizashi mainly and few tanto.
The end of Edo period,Tanto began to be made again. This Tanto is very precious.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.