Tanto:Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka First Generation

Tanto in Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper )
Signature : Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka First Generation

Shinto: Chujyosaku: Wazamono: Echizen

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to
ranking.

The blade was polished.
Habaki :Copper single habaki.
Blade length :  28.7cm or 11.3inches.
Sori : 0.3cm or 0.12inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi :2.65cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.5cm or 0.2inches.
Era : Early Edo Period
Shape: It is wide and thick regular shape tanto
Hamon: Nie deki sharp gunome midare hamon. Tobiyaki (spots of temperline) with rustic hamon.

Special feature :Harima Daijyo Fujiwara Shigetaka is a sword smith of Echizen school who was active during Kanei period. The family continued until 11th generation around Kaei period(late Edo Period).
Alike Yasutsugu sword, the jigane is dark with feeling of Hokkokumono (Northern province work).
This sword is made by the first generation and seems to be slightly flat.
The signatures become vertically long from second generation to the following generations.
Until the Late Muromachi period many tantos were made but diminish drastically from Edo Period. Hence, it is rare to encounter early to middle Edo period tanto.
It is rustic work of early Echizen Shinto.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Iron openwork design Kofu jyu Mitsuyoshi Late Edo Period
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate with scenery design engraved and inlaid with gold. Shigemitsu Late Edo Period
Saya: Black plate with pine needle pattern engraved and liner pattern lacquered with black.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Iron plate openwork tsuba Kofu Jyu Mitsuyoshi Late Edo Period
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate with scenery design engraved and inlaid with gold. Shigemitsu Late Edo Period
Saya:Black plate with pine needle pattern lacquered in black.
Menuki: Shakudo plate with flower pattenr engraved and inlaid with gold.

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 250,000-.


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