Ordering number: 22720
Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Gisuke(first generation)
Sue Koto:Jyo saku:Suruga
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to JyoJyo saku ranking.
habaki: gold foiled double habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 29.1 cm or 11.45 inches.
Sori : 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.56 cm or 1.00 inches.
Kasane :0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword 185 grams
Era : Late Muromachi period
Shape : Wide and regular thickness Tanto with Saki Zori.
A Dokko, Ken with dragon, and Futasuji Hi are engraved on the blade.
Jigane : The mixture of Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada with Jinie.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare. In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is small round shape with Hakikake style.
Special feature: This work is believed to be the work of the first generation Shimada Yoshisuke.
From Aoi Art: Many of the first generation Tanto were small in size. Some of the works are reminiscent of the Shintogo. Many of the 2nd generation swords are quite broad and reminiscent of the Nanbokucho period. The blade has one Mekugi hole and great carvings. In the Gunome Midare Hamon, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji. This Jigane is similar to Muramasa and may have been made from Suruga iron. The dragon carving and gorgeous Hamon that can be expected to increase in value in the future. We highly recommend this Tanto.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta