Ordering number: 21132
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Nobukuni (Buzen) 信国(豊前)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku, and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length: 22.12 cm or 8.7 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.32 cm or 0.12 inches.
The weight of the sword 155 grams.
Era: Muromachi period.
Shape: Regular width and thick Kasane, Yoroi Doshi style Tanto. Bo-hi are engraved on both side.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada and Mokume-Hada mixed. Jinie attached and Utsuri is visible.
Hamon: From Hamachi, Suguha then Ko-Gunome-Midare, Boshi is a small round shape
Special feature: There are a lot of swords named Nobukuni, but from the shape, this sword is definitely different from Yamashiro
sword and we think this is Nouzen sword.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.