Tanto: Buzen Kami Kiyondo / Meiji 2Nen 8 Gatsuhi
Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)(This blade is listed by the book of”Kiyomaro-taikan”)
Signature : Buzen Kami Kiyondo.
Meiji 2Nen 8 Gatsuhi. (meiji 2nd year August)
Sayagaki: Buzen Kami Kiyondo Cho 7sun 4bu amari(length 22.8cm) Tokinitoshi Mizunotomi(2013) Chogetsu(November)
Tanzan Hendo Shirusu Kao(written by Mr.Tanobe)
5ji Mei Naminami(5Kanji words) Meiji 2nen 8gatsu hi ki ari kore(August 1869)
Jiha ni Doko no Tokushoku wo Meiji shi Katsu Kotonohoka Deki Yoroshiku Kaishin no Syosaku to Iubeshi(very nice work and typical Kiyondo blade) Kiyomaro-Taikan ni Syosai seri
This blade is listed by the book of”Kiyomaro-taikan”
Sinsinto Jyosaku ranking : Musashi.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 22.8 cm or 8.97 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.24 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Meiji period.(1869)
Shape : The blade is regular sized and thick kasane healthy nice looking shape.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and strong chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and kinsuji in kissaki hamon.
Special feature : Kiyondo is first student of Kiyomaro.
The sword remind us Kiyomaro .
Especially Chikei and Kinsuji in Kissaki area.
This blade is listed by the book of”Kiyomaro-taikan”zz(p.239).
Koshirae : Shakudo ishimeji issaku aikuchi koshirae.
Fuchikashira :Shakudo ishimeji.
Saya : Black color with red brown color saya.
Menuki : On the shakudo plate, a cow is engraved.
Kozuka : On the brass plate, a willow and flying swallow are engraved.
Historical background: At early Meiji 4th, Japanese government issued decree banning the wearing of swords. This blade was made 2 years before the low.
Unfortunately Japanese sword makers must close their business.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.