Tanto in Koshirae.
Signature : Masahide Saku
Bunkyu 2 nen 2 gatsu Kichijitsu(1862)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 26.0 cm or 10.23 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.52 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Bunkyu era.
Shape : Kanmuri Otoshi Tanto.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. It is beautiful Hada.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha base with many Ashi. The Hamon is bright.
Special feature : This Masahide is not Suishinshi. We guess that is Owari province’s blade.
The blade is thick nice Kanmuri Otoshi Tanto.
The Jigane is grained well. The Hamon is bright with Ashi.
Koshirae : (without Menuki)
Tsuba : Brass Hamidashi Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : Iron.
Saya : Black Ishime-Ji Saya.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.