Ordering number: 22104
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa Sei Tan(Mukansa Swodsmith)
Yorite Kuronuma Shosaku Shi Konomu
Showa 18 Nen Chushu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper single habaki.
Blade length:23.0cm or 9.05 inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.48cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.49cm or 0.19 inches.
The weight of the sword:115grams
Era: Showa 18. 1943
Shape: The blade is normal but has openwork-engraving like the trace of Masamune. Really rare.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well with Jinie.
Hamon: Hamon is bright with deep Nioikuchi and becomes Suguhadeki. Nioikuchi gets deeper from near Monouchi. Boshi turns back round.
Special feature: His real name was Sakai Hiroshi and he was born is Shizuoka prefecture in Meiji 38. In Taisho 10, he started to learn sword-making from Shigetsugu and produced huge amount of works. This work was made for his client, Kuronuma Shosaku. After WW2, he stopped making swords once, but after he got approved to make swords, started again. Later he was approved as Mukansa Swordsmith.
Saya:Black Ishimeji Saya.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate, horse is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On Shakudo-Nanako plate, Shishi-dogs are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta