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Tanto:Mumei (attributed to Hasebe)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:24104

Tanto: Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Mumei (attributed to Hasebe)

Chu-ko-to: Jyo Saku: Yamashiro
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This sword is ranked as Jyojyo Saku.
Habaki: Gold-plated double habaki.
Blade Length: 24.8 cm (9.76 in)
Curvature: cm
Mekugi Hole: 3
Width at Base: 2.26 cm (0.89 in)
Thickness: 0.45 cm (0.18 in)
Sword Weight: 115 grams (0.25 lbs)
Era: Nanbokucho period, around 1362 (about 560 years ago).
Shape: A well-balanced shape with a normal width and thickness, featuring a mitsumune.
Jigane: Well-forged ko-itame hada with utsuri.
Hamon: Small nie-deki gunome-midare with tobiyaki appearing in places.

Features: Although unsigned, this piece is attributed to the Hasebe school. The nakago is slightly rounded, indicating it is a work of the Hasebe school.

Saya: Black lacquered saya.
Kozuka: Made of shibuichi, depicting a heron resting on the bow of a boat anchored by the shore in gold and silver.
Kogatana: Signed by Ozaki Genbueimon Suketaka.
Menuki: Decorated with paulownia crest in gold.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This unsigned piece is attributed to Hasebe. It resembles the work of Kunishige and Kuninobu. The hamon near the mune is characteristic of Kuninobu, who was the son of Kunishige. Kuninobu's style is almost identical to his father's, especially the shape of the nakago. Kuninobu occasionally carved elaborate dragons (kenmakiryu), and his works are often highly regarded. The Nanbokucho period swords typically have a thin kasane and a wide mihaba.

Historical Background: This tanto, having survived 560 years with a yakiba, is remarkable. As you know, tanto production significantly decreased from the Kamakura through the Nanbokucho and Muromachi periods

Price:800,000 JPY-.

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