Order number : 17128
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature : Soshu Ju Masatsugu (not guarantee)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : gold color Habaki.
Blade length : 22.5 cm or 8.85 inches.
Sori : 0.3 cm or 0.11 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period, around Eiroku era.
Shape : a little bit Suriage, Machiokuri thick Tanto.
But there is a signature completely.
Jigane :Itame Hada grained with Masa Nagare.
There are some rough texture.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. There are Ashi, Yo, Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature: This balde is descended form the Soshu-Den,
and was made around the end of Muromachi period.
The blade is thick. Unfortunately there are some rough texture.
But the polishing is good. You can enjoy this Tanto.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.