Ordering number: AS20519
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Masashige(Senko)
(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.
Blade length: 22.7cm or 8.93inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.22cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane:０．５１ cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword １２５ grams.
Era : End of Muromachi period. Tai-ei era
Shape: Small Mitsumune style Tanto with regular width and thickness.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained, Jinie attached and Shirake Utsuri visible.
Hamon: Hamon on both side is the same. Gunome-Midare go up and down. Kinsuji worked.
special feature: Masashige is Senko Muramasa’s student. He usually makes Tanto and his style is same as Muramasa.
Koshirae : Aikuchi style
Fuchikashira: Iron plate. The flower pattern is engraved.
Saya: Black Ishime plate.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. The flower is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Masashige is a swordsmith of Senko school and is a student of Muramasa. His style is the same as his master’s. A lot of his sword was passed NBTHK Juyo Token, his works are popular as Muramasa swords.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper