Ordering number: AS21759
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature: Seiryu Ken Moritoshi Zou Kore
Keio 2 Hinoe Tora Natsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 28.5 cm or 11.22inches.
Sori: 0.3 cm or 0.11inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.98 cm or 1.17 inches.
Kasane: 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword: 200 grams.
Era: Edo period Keio era
Shape: Wide and thick Tanto with Ububa.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached beautiful Jihada.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunome-Midare go up and down. Nioikuchi is deep and Boshi is Notare round shape.
Special Feature: Seiryu Ken Moritoshi is Yamaguchi province’s sword smith. He was borned in Kyowa 2nd(1802). At first, he was study making sword by himself but in Tenpo 8th(1837), he moved to Edo and study from Chounsai Tsunatoshi. His real name is Iwamoto Seiuzaemon and title is Seiryushi Seiryuken. He stopped study from Tsunatoshi once, but become his student again in 9th years, and he also go around Japanese East and South are to build his skills and become famous. His style is good balance Gunome-Midare. His master Tsunatoshi also recognize his skill and let his
son, Tsunatoshi 2nd study from Moritoshi. From this back ground, the relation between Moritoshi and Tsunatoshi was continued for a long time.
From Aoi Art: Seiryuken Masatoshi was study a lot from many eople and also study by himself. His sword usually is Gunome-Midare but has his sword has originality. The Tanto is remain Ububa and akago is Kyushu style.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token(*the paper will be issued later)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.