Ordering number: 22119
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature : Showa 11 Nen 5 Gatsau Kichijitsu Akitsugu Saku Kore
Nogi Jinjya Oken Motte Yotetsu
Explanation: Akitugu made this sword on a lucky day, May 1935. By the leftover sword iron which was presented to this shrine.
(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: silver single habaki.
Blade length: 24.24cm or 9.25inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.8cm or 1.10inches.
Kasane: 0.68 cm or 0.26inches.
The weight of the sword: 200 grams.
Era: Showa 11. 1936
Shape: Ken shape sword with thin Shinogi. Interesting shape.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: ko-Niedeki, Ko-Ashi, Kinsuji worked.
Boshi is round in shape.
Special Feature: Akitsugu is Kagawa prefecture’s swordsmith and his real is Baba Shigetaro. According to the backside Mei, the sword was made from the extra iron of the sword was made for the Tochigi shrine in 1936.
Guaranteed: NBTHK Hozon
Aoi Art estimation paper