Tanto:Moritaka(Kongo Byo-ei)

Ordering number: 21655
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature : Moritaka(Kongo Byo-ei)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular
saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold and silver foiled double Habaki.
Blade length: 28.6cm or 11.2 inches.
Sori: 0cm or 0inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 2.81cm or 1.10inches.
Kasane: 0.63cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword: 220 grams.
Era: Muromachi period, around Meiou era.
Shape: Wide, thick and long Tanto
Jigane: Itame-Hada and Masame-Hada mixed. Utsuri is visible.
Hamon: From Hamachi, Mizukage-Utsuri is visible then it becom Shirake-Utsuri.

Special Feature: Moritaka the 1st generation was worked from end of Kamakura period to Muromachi period Tenbun era. This
sword has great Kigane and also Utsuri. It is difficult to judge the generation, but we think it is 7th generation. The Nakago of their swords is Ken style, this is one of their special features.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Round shape iron Tsuba with openwork.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, flower is engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Crab is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka Kogatana: Shibuichi, Swallows are engraved .
Saya: Kairagi Saya with Aogai Chirashi.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Price:400,000 JPY-.

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