Ordering number : AS17022
Tanto in Koshirae
Signature : Sa (not guarantee)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Sa (not guarantee) belongs to Regular Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 17.2 cm or 6.77 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.32 cm or 0.12 inches.
Era : Edo period.
Shape : Small size Kaiken. Tanto owned by a woman.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada Nakare. Masame Hada is strong with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Ko Gunonome Midare. Boshi is Togari Gokoro and Yakisage style.
Special feature : From the Jigane, the Tanto makes us feel old.
Tsuba :Black Roiro Tsuka with gold color maple leaves.
Fuchikashira : family crests with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya with lobster.
Menuki(Mekugi): Silver, chrysanthemum is engraved.
From Aoi Art: We guess that his Tanto was made for Marriage tools. It is small size Tanto with gorgeous pattern is drawn on the Koshirae. It was used amoung Samurai as a Kaiken in wedding bridal. In addition, it may be that the feelings of parents who wish as a talisman to protect the bride from disasters when she leaves for a new life with people from other families may have been included. It is a recommended Tanto.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.