Ordering number: 20085
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Shigenori Saku
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length: 21.3 cm or 8.38 inches.
Width at the hamachi:28.5 cm or 11.2 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 170 grams.
Era : End of Edo period
Shape: Regular width but thick Tanto.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-hada well grained. Jihada appear clearly.
Hamon: From Hamachi, Nie-deki Suguha then Gunome-Midare and Togari-Gunome-midare mixed. Boshi is round shape
Special feature: Shigenori is probably sword smith worked around end of Edo
Tsuba: Brass plate, characters are engraved.
Fuchikashira: Copperplate, a dragonfly is engraved.
Saya: Black Ishimeji saya.
Menuki: Copperplate, a bee is engraved.
Kozuka: Copperplate. Bamboo, bird, old man are engraved.
From Aoi Art: It has Mei as Norishige but we do not know him. Maybe he is one of the swordsmiths who lost a job because of the sword prohibition.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.