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Tanto : Echizen koku ju (rest unclear)

Ordering number : 15423

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (Fujishiro estimation paper)

Signature : Echizen koku ju (rest unclear)

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

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 33.2 cm or 13.07 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.14 cm or 1.23 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Early Edo period.
Shape : Bo-hi is engraved both side of the blade. It is Mitsumune and is wide and thick.
Keicho Shinto shape. It is Sunnnobi tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with much hada pattern could seen. It is dark and nice jigane.
Hamon : Nie deki with wound gunome midare. Ashi is attached.

Special feature : Echizen Shimosaka group was active in Echizen around early Edo period.
The most famous sword smith was Yasutsugu.
This goup smith made Mitsumune with wide and thick Keicho shinto.
We are unsure of the signauture but it is most likely Shimosaka school work.

Koshirae : Aikuchi koshirae
Fuchikashira : Tsuno
Saya : Black plate with leaf design engraved. It is yellow and red with much abalone sparkle.
It is gorgeous saya and there is horse design engraved.

Fujishiro estimation paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 250,000 JPY (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)