Ordering number: 20004
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Kicho Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Minamoto Shigenaga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Habaki.
Blade length: 23.0 cm or 9.06 inches.
Sori :0.2 cm or 0.08 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.2 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.2 cm or 0.08 inches.
The weight of the sword 135 grams.
Era : Edo period Kansei era.
Shape: The blade is regular width thickness with small sori.
Jigane: Itame hada grained with Jinie attach and Hadadatsu.
There is a Chikei.
Hamon :Nie deki Gunome midare. There are Suagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: Minamoto Shigenaga was working at Kansei era.
The blade looks Sue seek style. but the nakago has Kesho Yasuri.
So I think the blade was made at Kansei era.
The Jigane looks typical sue seek style.
The blade itself healthy nice work Hadamono.
NBTHK Kicho token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.