Ordering number : 19212
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(31st NBTHK Juyo Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Den Yamamura Masanobu)
Sayagaki: written by Dr. Kunzan
Esshu Yamamura Masanobu, Mumei, Kasaku
Blade length is 28.4cm.
Chu Koto: Jyo Saku: Echigo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foild double habaki.
Blade length : 28.4 cm or 11.18 inches.
Sori : 0cm or inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.77 cm or 1.09 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 200 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period, around Enbun era.(1356-1360)
Shape : Nice width and thickness, Mistumune style Tanto.
There are Bo-Hi nand Kenmakiryu(dragon) are engraved.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada and Mokume hada grained with Jinie attach.
This is clear Yamashiro Jigane.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, Suguha with thick Nioikuchi. The Habuchi is soft.
There are double Ha, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Yamamura Masanobu was a founder of Yamamura school.
He was also called the lord of a Castle.
His works look like Nobukuni Jyo Jyo saku. This Tanto is elegant.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae.
Saya :Gold Makie Saya with Kiri Mon.
Menuki : Shakudo, chrysanthemum is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo, hanging screen is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana: Shakudo, hanging screen is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: He was also called the lord of a Castle.
He invited Nobukuni to study making sword.
At a glance, the blade reminds of Shintogo.
Dr. Kunzan wrote “Kasaku” . It meas good work. He seldom wrote that.
The engraving is also nice. We guess that engraved by Nobukuni.
The Hamon likes Soden style.
We strongly recommend this Tanto for you.
31st NBTHK Juyo Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.