Ordering number: 22160
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Bishu Osafune Sukesada Saku
Tensho 3 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Sue Koto: Chujyo saku: Bizen
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
habaki: Gold foiled double Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length:21.5cm or 8.46inches.
Sori:Just a few
Width at the hamachi:2.30cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane:0.69cm or 0.27inches.
The weight of the sword:150grams
Era: August of Tensho 3, the Muromachi period
Shape: The blade is slightly broad and thick. Solid and powerful Tanto.
Jigane: Itamehada is mixed with Mokumehada and apparently it looks like Jigane of Kiyomitsu.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare is complex and ends with Hakikake and turns back. Kiyomitsu. Sunagashi and Kinsuji work in Ha.
Special feature: Many swords were made in the late Muromachi period.
Koshirae: The whole Koshirae is painted by gold color with 14 Aoi-mon family crests. It is supposed to be a possession of Daimyo families, and it seems that it had been preserved very carefully.
From Aoi Art: Well-made Sukesada Tanto with gorgeous Koshirae and gold foiled double Habaki. Jigane is clear and it looks like Kiyomitsu works. We truly recommend this to you.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta