Ordering number: 22039
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Kaku Yoshitsugu Saku
Bunkyu 2 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length:26.5cm or 10.13inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.49cm or 0.98inches.
Kasane:0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:195grams.
Era: Bunkyu 2, the Edo period
Shape: The shape is like Naginata. The backside is Shinogi-tsukuri, which has two-lined engraved Hi. Very rare.
Jigane: Komokumehada is grained well with Jinie. Beautiful Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunome becomes Chojimidare.
Special Feature: Apparently it looks like a work by Yokoyama school, good Mokume Hamon. We suppose this sword smith had quitted forging because of the Haito Edict.
From Aoi Art: This shape is called “Kanmuri Otoshi” and had been made from the Kamakura period. In the Edo period, Gassan Sadakatsu made this kind of works often. Kaku Yoshitsugu means, as a place, Nakatsu city in Oita prefecture, but it is uncertain that he was from there. In any case, it is a well-made odd piece of art.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.
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