Ordering number: 21488
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature :Mumei Tametsugu.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high-ranked polisher
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 22.6 cm or 8.89inches.
Sori :0.1 cm or 0.03inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.4 cm or 0.94inches.
Kasane : 0.4 cm or 0.15inches.
The weight of the sword:115 grams.
Era : The Nambokucho period, Oman era.(1368)
Shape: The blade is normally broad and thick: Mitsu Mune, has few Sori and Bohi on both sides: well-shaped Tanto.
Jigane:Itame-hada well grained, Jinie attached, Chikei works.
Hamon :Niedeki Gunome-midare, Nioikuchi is soft, Ashi and Ha work softly, Sunagashi and Kinsuji work actively. Especially from the middle of the blade to the tip has a rough and stormy Hamon and Sunagashi and Kinsuji work much harsher: a masterpiece.
Special Feature:He was called as a pupil of Norishige, or the son of Gono Yoshihiro(Tametsugu), apparently this work resembles the characteristics of Norishige, like Jigane or Hamon, in my opinion he should be a pupil of Norishige.
Koshirae : Mei:Funada Ikkin
Tsuba: Silver tsuba, waves are engraved to the side of the rim.
Kogai: Waves are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Mei: Funada Ikkin
Kojiri: Mei:Funada Ikkin
Kozuka: Silver-Ishime-ji plate, family crest is engraved. Mei:Kamata Toshitsugu.
Kogatana:Mei:Minamoto no Naomichi
Saya: Family crest is engraved with Azuki-colored patterns.
Menuki: Deers are engraved on the pure gold plate.
From Aoi Art: Rough and stormy Jigane and Hamon remind us of ones by Norishige; he is supposed to be a pupil of Norishige. This work has a relatively great Jigane and Hamon for Tanto, the working in Hachu gets brighter and beautiful: a true masterpiece. Koshirae is also great but about the Mei we cannot assure them because they are consigned.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
Price : 1,800,000 JPY-.