Tanto : Kazuhira Saku/Showa 49 February Ouju Araki Shigeru
Tanto in Shirasaya. (Mukansa) (Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Kazuhira Saku
Showa 49 February Ouju Araki Shigeru
(We divide 4 sections fo r each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-saku ranking as Kanetsuna.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Single silver Habaki
Blade length : 25.0 cm or 9.8 inches.
Sori : No Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.05 cm or 1.2 inches.
Kasane : 0.89 cm or 0.35 inches.
Era : Modern
Shape : Rather wide and 0.89cm thick like as Yoroi-doshi.
Jigane : Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attached.
Hamon : Niedeki Notare with Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji work, Boshi is round end and Hakikake style.
Special feature : Swords smith Okubo Kazuhira has born Showa 18 (A.D.1943).
He was a student of Miyairi Akihira for 5 years and received many awards.
His work was Soshuden like as his master.
He became Mukansa at Heisei 12 (A.D. 2000), but died 3 years later.
This thick blade has been made by request of someone ordered.
(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested. The NBTHK Shinsa fee will be 27,000 JPY.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 250,000-.