Ordering Number: 21766
Tanto: in Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Inscription: Mumei(judged as Kaifu 海部 of Shinshinto era)
Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as an excellent work.
Habaki: Silver foield single Habaki
Blade length: 18.6 cm (7.3 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in)
Peg hole: 1
Width at base: 2.0 cm (0.8 in)
Thickness: 0.7 cm (0.2 in)
Sword weight: 115 grams
Era: the late Edo peirod, around 17th century.
Shape: Kanmuri-otoshi style tanto
Jigane: Itame hada and Mokume hada with chikei. There is something like Fukure in the jigane, but not so obvious.
Hamon: Niedeki gunome midare with hakikake style boshi. There are a lot of kinsuji and sunagashi in the hamon.
saya: black laquered saya with design of koi fish.
Wari Kogai: Shakudo nanako with engraving of vines and a lantern.
Feature: Kaifu is the swordsmith school in Shikoku area.
The hamon with sunagashi and kinsuji are very attractive.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
The whole Oshigata