Ordering number: 22176
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Banshu dai?Ju Takaishi Saku Kouji ?Nen 6 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(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 single Habaki
The blade was polished.
Blade length :22.1 cm or 8.70inches.
Sori : 0.0cm or 0.0inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.17cm or 0.85inches.
Kasane :0.78 cm or 0.30inches.
The weight of the sword:180grams
Era: July in Koji ?, the Muromachi period
Shape: The blad eis normally broad and thick. Well-shaped.
Jigane: Koitamehada is mixed with Mokume and becomes very fine with Utsuri.
Hamon: Koniedeki Suguha with Koashi. Boshi turns back in a small circle with longer tip.
Special Feature: Yukimune is a swordsmith school which made swords from the Nambokucho period to the late Muromachi period, which lived in Harima. They made not so many works, but they made everything really elaborately. Jigane is fine with Utsuri. Hamon is slightly fine Suguha deki with Koashi. Their works are elegant with thick Kasane.
Fuchikashira: Silver plate. Dragonfly and flower are engraved with gold color.
Saya: Wonderful gold Makie. Bridge and iris flowers are painted.
Kurigata: Dragonfly and woods are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: Shakudo plate. Bird is engraved.
Kozuka: Silver plate. Plants and flying birds are engraved with gold color.
Ware-Kogai: Silver plate. Plants are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This Tanto has really thick Kasane, it is almost Yoroi-Doshi. It is beautifully shaped with also beautiful Koshirae which has amazing Makie Saya. We truly recommend this one to you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
Aoi Art estimation paper
whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta