Ordering number: AS21081
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature: Kanesada (not guarantee)
Sayagaki: Zaimei Kanesada
Around Eicho era
blade length is 9 sun 5 Bu.
(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. high ranking polisher polished this blade.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 27.6 cm or 1.87 inches.
Sori :0.4cm or 0.16 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 3.1cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword 260 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Moroba zukuri style.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midare with ashi. Bo-shi is keomaaru bo-shi and turns back to the Mune machi which is called Morota zakuro.
But this part is not polished.
Special feature: This sword looks like Moroba work, but the blade pattern of Shinogi side does not have a blade, so it cannot be cut. If it is polished, it will function as Moroba.
We doubt the Mei but the blade itself is high quality and the rare shape. It is a magnificent and long Moroba work.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.