Tanto in Koshirae
Signature : Mumei
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 13.5 cm or 5.3 inches.
Sori : 0.1 cm or 0.03 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.20 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.45 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : The blade is small size Kogarasumaru utsusi unusual shape.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained like mug style.
Hamon : niedeki gunome midair and boshi is round shape yakisage style.
Special feature :
At late Edo period, unusual style Tanto were made.
We sometimes see such kind of blades.
Fuchi : quails are engraved.
Saya : Black roiro saya.
Menuki : quails are engraved by brass plate.
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.