Ordering number : AS18207
Tanto in Koshirae.
Signature : Soshu Ju Tsunahiro
Sue Koto: Jyo Saku: Sagami
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper and gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 22.12 cm or 8.7 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.1 cm or 0.82 inches.
Kasane : 0.47 cm or 0.18 inches.
Era : Muromachi period.
Shape : Relatively short Tanto.
There is a Bonji(Sanskrit) and Bo-Hi are engraved.
Jigane : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
There are Chikei.
Hamon : From Hamachi is Suguha and then Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi. Boshi is rounded Yakisage style.
Special feature: His work is mumei but the attribution is accurate
from the condition of nakago, mitsu-mune, and Soshu style strong jigane.
Soshu jyu Tsunahiro followed skill of Hiromasa. He moved to
Odawara and has focused on the production of Soshuden work.
The first generation was active in Tenmon, second generation was active
in Eisho and third was active in Bunroku period.
This work leaves the feeling of Nambokucho period
and it is difficult but it is likely to be second generation work.
From the nice Jigane and soshuden hamon,
it is refined work the resembles Shizu, Masamune work.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshriae.
Saya : Kawari Nuri Saya. It looks like needle of a pine tree.
Menuki : Shakudo, dragon is engraved.
Fuchikashira: black horn.
From Aoi Art: Soshu Ju Tsunahiro, he was called Yamamura Souuemon.
He lived in Kamakura(Kanagawa prefecture).
And then he moved to Tsugaru(Aomori prefecture) .
He was invited by Tsugaru domain. He made about 300 blades.
He passed away on Feburary 27, 1638 at age of 91.
This blade has a charm of Soshu-Den.
It is suitable for Yomeiri Tanto(the wedding trousseau).
Back ground of sword made age: during Sengoku period.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.