Ordering number: 19663
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)
Signature: Soshu Sakura Shin Hosokawa Tadayoshi
Kouka 3 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi
Sayagaki: Soshu Sakura Shin Hosokawa Tadayoshi
Kouka 3 nen 9 Sun 7 Bu Syowa
written by Dr.Kanzan
Shinshin To: Chujyo saku: Shimofusa.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo sak ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 29.3 cm or 11.53 inches.
Sori : 0.1cm or 0.03 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.87cm or 1.12 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 250 grams.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is longer wood and thick healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Nie deki from Hamachi are, small gunome with rather thick nioikuch and them gunome deep nioikuchi.
Boshi is round shape and Yakisaage like Hitatsura hamon.
Special feature: Hosokawa Masayoshi and his son Tadayoshi were Sosyu Sakura family’s sword craftman.
The blade is same pattern as same as his Father’s.
Saya: On the black roar saya, some matsu needle are engraved.
Tsuba: On the round shape iron Tsuba,
sea water’s shells are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: battling samurai is engraved with gold color. Mogarashi.
Fuchikshira: On the syakudo nanako plate,
some person is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On the syakudo nanako plate,
some person are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Tadayoshi and his father Msayoshi are working for Sakura clan’s sword makers.
This Tanto is an unusual Hitatsura style Hamon.
Also, Kosshire is matching this Tanto.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.