Ordering number : 18410
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa Horidosaku(Mukansa)
Showa 63 nen Shoto
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki.
Blade length : 29.8 cm or 11.73 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.79 cm or 1.09 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : moderin times.
Shape : wide and thick Tanto.
There are engraving on both side of the blade.
Jigane : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Choji Midare.
In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round Hakikake style.
Special feature: Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa was borne at Shizuoka prefecture and moved to Saitama prefecture.
His name is Sakai Kan and got a lot of prizes like Yushu prize 5times,
Doryokusyo prize 3 times Nyusen prize 4 times.
He studied under the Kasama Okimasa
from Taisho 10th and create his own business at Showa 7th.
Finally he became Mukansa sword maker.
During war time, he made swords at Nihonto Tanrenkai.
This sword is Soden bizen (conmvined Soshu school and Bizen school sword)
active hamon and work.
Saya : Black Fuemaki Saya.
Tsuba : Shakudo Mokko shape Tsuba.
Menuki : Person is engraved with gold and silver color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, box is engraved with gold and silver color.
Kozuka: Shells are engraved with gold and silver color.
From Aoi Art:Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa was a Mukansa sword smith.
He is good at engraving. This engraving is so nice.
There is Ububa on the blade. We recommend this Tanto for you.
Aoi Art estimation paper :NBTHK Hozon paper.