Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Chikugo Junin Koretsugu Saku
Kyotoku 3Nen 8Gatsu Mondo Fujiwara Hisakatsu
(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 : wooded Hbaki.
Blade length : 27.8 cm or 10.945inches.
Sori :0cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi :2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane :0.6 cm or 0.236inches.
The weight of the sword 215 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Kyotoku era 1455.
Shape : The blade is regular width and thickness good looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed
with jinie attach beautiful fine texture and appear right Utsuri.
Hamon :Nioideki small notare,and small choji midare and ashi
which is soft nioikuchi. Bo-shi is round shape.
Special feature:Chikugo Jyunin Koretsugu was working
in middle Muromachi 25 years less than Ouei era
and the shape is almost same as Ouei style.
The blade is rather wide and thick healthy blade.
Probably this Tanto was ordered some Dimyo or high ranking samurai
Fujiwara Hisakatsu to KOretsugu.
The Tanto has kept in good condition for a long period.
We recommend this Tanto for you.
sometimes I find wood Haabaki which is very nice for keeping the Tanto in good condition.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Aoi Art estimation paper: Token whole Oshigata.