Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Teishitsu Gigeiin Miyamoto Kanenori 80 Sai Saku
Meiji 42 Nen 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu Tame Nagaoka Kun
(translation of Mei and Sayagaki: Miyamoto Kanenori, Imperial Household Artist, made this sword at the age of 80 on a lucky day of August in Meiji 42 for Mr. Nagaoka.)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade length:17.424cm or 6.85inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.04cm or 0.80inches.
Kasane:0.55cm or 0.21inches.
The weight of the sword:85grams
Era: In August of Meiji 42
Shape: Slightly small Tanto in a good shape.
Jigane: Koitamehada is very dense to be clean Jigane.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunomemidare
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with cloud engraving.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, turtle is engraved with colors.
From Aoi Art: Miyamoto Kanenori, Imperial Household Artist, has made this blade for the order of Mr. Nagaoka. He engraved a really nice inscription despite his age.
NBTHK Hozon Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper:whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
(NOT including shipping fee to overseas)