Ordering number: 23036
Tanto in Shirasaya(consignment sale)
Signature: Yoshinojin Kunihira
Heisei Gannen 8 Gatsu Hi
(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.
Habaki: Gold foiled and Shakudo double Habaki.
The blade is polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length:22.7cm or 8.93inches.
Sori:2.28cm or 0.89inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.28cm or 0.89inches.
Kasane:0.61cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:145grams
Era: Modern Times
Shape: The blade is normally broad, Mitsumune shaped with Soken engraving on the front, 2-line Hi on the back. Ububa is left in good condition.
Jigane: Koitamehada is grained well and dense.
Hamon: Gunomemidare becomes Midare in Suguha mood with lots of Koashi.
Special feature: Kawachi Kunihira, Mukansa swordsmith, won Special Prize. This swordsmith is ranked as the highest level. In Showa 47, he graduated Kansai University and learned mainly Shoshuden from Miyairi Yukihira. In 1984, he learned Kobizen from Sumitani Masamine. In 1988, he was designated as Mukansa swordsmith, and as an intangible cultural property of Nara prefecture.
From Aoi Art: A masterpiece made in August of Heisei 1 by Kunihira. The blade has Ububa left and Hamon in good condition. This work traces Koto and Jigane is splendid.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.