Ordering number : AS18587
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Oite Nanto Aritoshi Tukuru
Heisei Mizunoe-Saru 8 gatsuhi (August 1992)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 24.0 cm or 9.44 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.63 cm or 1.3 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Heisei 4th (1992)
Shape : This sword is wide and thick, it has Mitsumune.
Jigane : Masame-Hada is grained well, it has Jinie attached.
Hamon : Konie-deki, double Hamon with Uchiyoke. Boshi is Hakikake.
Special Feature : Aritoshi is a swordsmith in Nara pref
but born in Osaka pref on March 10, Showa 4 (1929).
He was awarded Doryoku-sho prize 4 times
and other prizes as well.
His Hosho reproduction has a excellent reception.
Koshirae : Aokuchi Koshirae.
Saya : Black Ishime-Ji Saya, flowers are painted.
Menuki : Shakudo Nanako, Kiri Mon are engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo, Kiri Mon and wave are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art : Aritoshi’s real name is Esumi Shohei. he is a deputy director of Nihon Bijutsu Touken.
He is a nice Yamato-den style swordsmith, his workds are similar to Sendaku Kunikane so well.
This sword has a wonderful Masame-Hada which requires a high degree of skill.
Aoi Art estimation paper : Whole Oshigata