Japanese Sword , Katana , Sword Fitting New

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Tanto: Sakuyoshi Tada Masatoshi(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho+Hozon)

Ordering Number: AS23593

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae in a box(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Koshirae: NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho and NBTHK Hozon)

Inscription: Sakuyoshi Tada Masatoshi 作陽士多田正利
Ansei 3 nenn 5 gatsu hi 安政三年五月日

Our company categorizes swords as “Highest Quality,” “Excellent,” “Superior,” and “Standard”based on the craftsmanship. This sword is ranked as “Excellent.”

Habaki: Single-layer silver menuki
Blade Length: 25.2 cm (9.92 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.83 cm (1.11 in)
Thickness: 0.81 cm (0.32 in)
Weight: 220 grams

Era: the end of Edo peirod (1856)
Shape: wide and thick tanto
Jigane: Ko-itame hada well grained with chike.
Hamon: deep nioikuchi gunome midare with long ashi, sungashi and kinsuji. Boshi is pointed.

Features: Shinshinto: Chujo saku: Mimasaka
Sakuyoshi Tada Masatoshi was the purpil of Hosakawa masayoshi. He was good at making Juka Choji. The both of jigane and hamon of this blade is wonderful, and I would say this is his best work.

Koshirae: (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho)
Kojiri, Fuchikashira: Silver plate with carving of cherry blossom.
Koikuchi: Silver plate with carving of swallow.
Menuki: Kuyo-mon
Kozuka: silver plate with engraving of landscape.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token*will be issued later
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu and NBTHK Hozon Tosogu(for Koshirae)*will be issued later
Aoi-Art estimation paper
whole oshiga.

Auction Starting Price:850,000 JPY-.

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