Ordering number: 23454
Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Enju)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 21.9 cm or 8.62 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 1.95 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Late Kamakura period.
Shape : regular size nice shape Tanto
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with mixture of mokume. Chikei attached.
It is clear jigane. There are faint utsuri.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha with koashi soft with soft nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Enjyu school was founded by Kunimura, the grandson of Raikuniyuki,
at Kamakura period and lasted until Nanbokucho period.
They made swords at Higo Kikuchi ward.
Some of the famous smith may be KUnitoki, Kuni, Kuniyasu and Kuniyoshi.
The piece is no different to Raikunitoshi piece.
Especially the jigane, elegant suguha and faint utsuri is impressive.
The suguha hamon and Jigane are beautiful.
We recommend this sword for you.
Aikuchi Koshirae :
Fuchikashira : black horn.
Saya : black Roiro Saya
Menuki : Shakudo plate, peony is engraved with gold and silver color.
Kozuka Kogatana: Shakudo Nanako plate, Shishi dogs and peony are engraved with gold and silver color.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper