Tanto in Koshirae
Signature:Hiromitsu (No Guarantee)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 21.7cm or 8.55 inches.
Sori : No sori
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.65 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Regular size shape with thickness. It is Mitsumune(three-sided mune) Tanto.
Jitetsu : Itamehada gradually flowing to Masa. It has fine hada.
Hamon : Nie base Gonome Midare up and down. It is Hitatsura style.
Special feature : This piece has a sign engraved as Hiromitsu but we don’t guarantee the mei. It is thick Hitatsura style blade of Shimada school.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Issaku Koshirae
Fuchikashira : Iron base with pattern drawn on with silver and dragon drawn on with gold.
Saya : Dark brown Kawarinuri saya.
Menuki : The family crest is engraved with solid gold.
Bashin : It is written in kanji (Kaminariyoke: protecting thunder disaster).
From ancient period, Japanese fearful matter is earthquake, Kaminari(thunder disaster),fire and father’s anger.
They must have been very frightful with the unexpected Kaminari disaster.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.