Ordering number : 11284
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Unknown (Chikushi Nobukuni)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double Habaki.
Blade length : 24.4 cm or 9.60 inches.
Sori : 0.0cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.13cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.55cm or 0.21 inches.
The weight of the sword 125 grams.
Era : Muromachi period. around 1457
Shape : Regular width and thickness Mitsumune style sword. Bo-Hi is engraved on both side.
Jigane : Yaki started from Habamoto. Shirake Utsuri visible beautiful Jigane.
Hamon : Clear and bright Sunguha Deki, round shape Notare. Sunagashi worked around Monouchi of both side.
Special feature: This sword was judged as Honkoku Nobukuni in the past but recently, it was rejudged as Chikushi Nobukuni.
Koshirae : Aikuchi style
Fuchikashira, Kojiri: Shibuichi plate. Flower pattern is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Ishime plate.
Menuki: Silver plate, plants is engraved.
Kozuka: Iron plate. Plum tree, old man and mountain is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Iron plate. Some pattern is engraved.
From Aoi Art: Chikushi Nobukuni is Muromachi period Choroku era’s sword
smiths. They moved from Kyo to Buzen and made sword
there. Koshirae is good quality Aikuchi style Koshirae.
NBTHK Hozon Token(*the paper will be issued later.)
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.