Ordering number : 21381
Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Mumei (Yamamura)
Sayagaki: ?? Blade length 8sun 7bu, Daikinsu 15 Mai.
(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.
Habaki : silver single.
Blade length : 26.3 cm or 10.35 inches.
Sori :0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.72cm or 1.07 inches.
Kasane : 0.53cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword 190 grams.
Era : Nanbokucho period around Oan era(1368)
Shape : Short Nakago, Mitsumume style Tanto.
Wide and slightly thin with no Sori.
There are engraving of Ken and dragon on the Omote side,
Bo-Hi is on Ura side.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada Hadadachi with Jinie attach.
There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Ko Ashi.
Boshi is round and Yakizume style. In the Ha, there are long Kinsuji.
Special feature: The Echigo Yamamura Nobukuni school began at the end of the Nanbokucho period. It is said to continue until the end of the Muromachi period.
It is said that Yamamura Masanobu was originally a student of Nobukuni the 2nd. But according to Dr.Kunzan’s theory, Yamamura Masanobu may be a student of the Nobukuni the first.
Please see the text on page 403 of the Kanto Hibisho Book.
From Aoi Art: He was a student Nobukuni the first and moved to Echigo Yakamura province. Yamamura Masanobu is a head of the Yamamura school. NBTHK paper said simpmy “Yamamura”.
So we cannot say that it is Yamamura Masanobu.
But it is similar to that. The blade is wide and Mitsumume Nanbokucho style Tanto. The Jigane has beautiful Hamon and Kinsuji. We strongly recommend this Tanto for you.
There are some small rusts and nicked edge. If you want to ask us to polish this sword, additional polishing cost will be JPY50,000.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.