Tanto:Nobukuni

Ordering number: 21582
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (consignment sale)

Signature: Nobukuni
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(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to the Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold painted double habaki.
Blade length:23.333cm or 9.18inches.
Mekugi:2
Width at the hamachi:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane :0.543cm or 0.21inches.
The weight of the sword:130 grams.
Era: The late Nambokucho period, around 1390, 630 years old.
Shape: Slightly inwards curved blade, Sanskrit characters are engraved on the front, Bohi and Soehi are engraved on the back. Engravings go through to Nakago-jiri(the end of the Nakago).
Jigane: Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached to be beautiful Jigane, however, the backside has some O-hada. Jigane has Utsuri.
Hamon: Niedeki Suguha, Niju-ba comes in and Koashi comes in. Boshi turns back round.

Special feature: Nobukuni is a top prestige school of swordsmiths that flourished between the Nambokucho period and Ouei era, Muromachi period. The 1st Nobukuni was a swordsmith of Ryokai school, learned to make swords from Soshu Sadamune. This Tanto was judged as the work made between Nambokucho period and the earliest Muromachi period. It is 620 years old and it is a pity that we have O-hada on the backside, but we have clear signature left and Nakago-jiri is steady.

Koshirae:
Saya: Dark brown Ishimeji Saya.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, flowers are engraved with gold color.

From air Art: This Nobukuni has some O-hada, however 620 years old and made by Kyo-Nobukuni. It is well-made and Tanto with signature and Koshirae. We truly recommend this for you.

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

Price:500,000 JPY-.

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