Ordering number : 18544
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Kane □ Saku(Seki)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 34.3 cm or 13.50 inches.
Sori : 0.5 cm or 0.19 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.03 cm or 1.19 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Wide and thick healthy Wakizashi.
Jigane : Itame Hada and Mokume Hada with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Ko Nie Deki, rounded shape Gunome Midare.
Boshi is round and Togari Gokoro shape.
Special feature: In late Muromachi period to Azuchi Momoyama period,
there were a large number of swords. Especially, there are many Tanto
in Mino province. Probably the division of labor was estanlished.
In Edo period, the demand for sword is diminshing.
So Mino sword smiths moved to other place.
Saya : Red color Kawari Nuri Kizami Saya.
Tsuba : Copper Hamidashi Tsuba.
Menuki : Shakudo, horse is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shibuichi plate, flower is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: Shakudo Nanako, cherry blossom is engraved with gold color.
Kogai: Shakudo, wise man is engraved with gold color.
Kaeritsuno and Kurikata: Shakudo, some design is engraved.
From Aoi Art: This Sun nobi Tanto has Saki zori.
The Jigane is Itame Hada and Hadadachi. You can see the fine Chikei.
The Hamon is bright. We recommend this Tanto for you.
Back ground of age: War time.
Aoi Art estimation paper : NBTHK Hozon Paper.