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Tanto: Geihan Minamoto Masamitsu


Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Geihan Minamoto Masamitsu (Around Tempo Era 1830-1844)

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

The blade was polished
Blade length : 23.6cm or 9.29inches.
Sori : 0.0cm or 0inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.52cm or 0.99inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27inches.
Era : Late Edo Period
Shape : It is wide and thick solid tanto . Gomabashi is engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attahced. It is clear jihada.
Hamon : Nie deki gunome midare with ashi well attached. Boshi is round turnback,

Special feature : Geihan Minamoto Masamitsu was also called
Akinokuni Izumo Daijyo Minamoto Masamitsu.
He was a student of Aoki Motonaga.
He was active from around Tenpo period to early Meiji period
around sword prohibition.
The signature is unique with typical Shinshinto work.
It is healthy work with Original Ha(Ububa) remaining.

Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya : Red color
Menuki : Dragon is engraved and inlaid with gold.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 250,000-.