Ordering number : 21212
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Shigemitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 22.4 cm or 8.82 inches.
Sori : Uchi zori
Width at the hamachi :2.61 cm or 1.028 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.2244 inches.
The weight of the sword 155 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Meio era 1492.
Shape : The blade is about 4cm Yuriage
and Machiokuri and left whole
Jigane :Komokume and okitama hada mixed well grained with jinie attach
so feeling Jigane and utasuri appear.
Hamon :konje deki suguha hamon , from the monouchi to Kissaaki more thick nioikuchi
suguha hamon. Bo-shi is round shape Yakizume style.
Special feature: There are many shigemitsu around nanbokucyo to Muromachi period so
it is very difficult to distinguish which school belonged to. The blade is very soft jigane
which looks like Ryoki school.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.