Tanto in Shirasaya.
Signature : Motte Fushuko Saku Kore Engineering Doctor Goro Watanabe.
Showa ? Nen 8 Gatsuhi.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Wood Habaki.
Blade length : 22.2 cm or 8.74 inches.
Sori : Uchizori style
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.04 cm or 0.80 inches.
Kasane : 0.5 cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : The blade looks like Moroba style Shobu Zukuri.
Jigane : Muji style.
Hamon : Suguha hamon.
special feature : Dr.Goro Watanabe was a engineering doctor. He has born at Meiji 13th and passed away at Showa 26th.
He was collecting a lot of Japanese swords during his life and collected well known Sanjyo Mikagetsu Munechika.
He was a president of the Japanese special steel company and study Japanese sword.
He made this sword byhimself and carved the poem (Waka) by himself.
The meaning of the poem is as following.
‘Young people, make your best effort for a good work as forerunners’
This blade is forged from Yo-Tetsu so this item is out from subject of NBTHK Shinsa, but the work is excellent.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.