Tanto:Sukemitsu (Mito, around Bunkyu era)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number:AS23435

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Sukemitsu (Mito, around Bunkyu era)

(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 has been polished.
Habaki: Single silver
Blade Length: 17.4 cm (6.85 in)
Curvature: cm (in)
Mekugi Hole: 2
Width at Base: 2.28 cm (0.90 in)
Thickness of Rim: 0.5 cm (0.20 in)
Sword Weight: 100 grams
Era: Late Edo period
Shape: A very rare double-edged sword.
Jigane: Fine koitame hada with a clear surface.
Hamon: Gunome Midare with bright and clear blade pattern, featuring Sunagashi (sweeping sand) in places and a rounded return at the boshi (tip).

Features: Sukemitsu of Mito is a swordsmith from the Yokoyama school, and his work style is close to the nioi-deki with choji-midare and gunome-midare patterns. It’s a splendid koshirae with a double-edged sword.

Koshirae: Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya (Scabbard): Black lacquered with gold sprinkles.
Fuchikashira: Silver base with a high-relief design of flowers. Silver base with a high-relief design of birds and flowers.
Kojiri, Kogatana, and Kozuka:

Aoi Art’s Comment: A splendidly made koshirae of exceptional quality.

NBTHK Hozon Token
AoiArt estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Auction Starting Price:600,000 JPY

The item was sold at the auction

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