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Tanto :Bizen Osafune Kanemitsu(not reliable signature)


Tanto in Koshirae.

Signature: Bizen Osafune Kanemitsu(not reliable signature)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Hutu(regular)
The blade was polished.
Habaki: silver single habaki.
Blade length : 22.0 cm or 8.66 inches.
Sori : 0.1 cm or 0.03 inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is regular size healthy blade.
Jitetsu :itame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with ashi and togari boshi.

Special feature : The blade is itame and mokume hada
but the jigane looks tight
So the blade was made around late Edo oeriod.

Koshirae :
Tsuba :Copper Mokko style.
Fuchikashira :On the copper plate, a family crest is engraved by syakudo plate.
Saya : redd color Negoro style with lines are engraved.
Menuki : copper plate.
Kozuka:On the copper plate, Oni syoki are engraved with gold color.
The god Onisyoki come from Chinese story.
It is well known god who cures sickness.
This story come from China and also Japanese people believe this story.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 110,000 JPY-