Ordering number : 12188
Tanto in Shirasaya
Signature: Minamoto Hideaki
Taisho 10 nen 2 gatsu (1921, February)
guarantee: NBTHK Hozon paper.
The blade was polished.
habaki:copper single habaki.
Habaki : Suaka cooper single habaki.
Blade length : 27.5 cm or 10.82 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Modern times period. Taisho era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Bo-hi is engraved on both sides.
Jitetsu :Itame and mokume hada mixed with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Koniedeki gunome Sakasa choji midare mixed
and in Ha there are many ashi work. Boshi is round shaped.
Special feature : Toshihide (Minamoto Hideaki) whose real name was Kaneyoshi Horii.
He was born in 1886 as the third son of Hirokichi Tokuda in Shiga pref,
became a student of Horii Taneaki in 1904. Horii Taneaki was a student
and the son in law of Horii Taneyohsi who was a swordsmith of purveyor
of the Imperial Household Agency.
Toshihide used three swordsmith name : inscribed Kaneaki since 1905,
Hideaki since 1913 and Toshihide since 1933.
He made Souden Bizen style swords.This blade was made at Taisho era as his name
was called Hideaki. This blade is quite active and fantastic.
generally speaking He made Tanto with suguha hamon
but sometimes he made like this midareba hamon.
We can say This Tanto is Aoe utsushi style which was made
Nanbokucyo period Aoe Tsugunao. It is very active Aoe style bigger Tanto.
Guarantee NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.
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