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Tanto : Mumei (Aizu Kanesada)


Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei (Aizu Kanesada)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mumei (Aizu Kanesada) belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
Habaki :Gold single foiled habaki.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 20.7 cm or 8.14 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.02 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 1.04 cm or 0.40 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : This blade is not so much a Tanto as a Ken.
There are Futasuji-Hi. The Kasane is 1.04cm thick blade.
Jitetsu : Masame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. There are Utsuri.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha. Boshi is a little bit Hakikake round shape.

Special feature : Aizu Kanesada, he was commonly called as Magoshiro. It incorporated
the line of Izumi Kami Kanesada of Mino province. He also lives in Kyoto for a time.
It is said that the 11th generation's blade was Hijikata Toshizo's favorite sword.
Kanesada was employed by Aizu domain from Edo to Meiji period.
He passed away in 1903 at age of 67.
This blade is beautiful Masame hada and thick.
We guess that this blade was used in shrines and temples and precious blade.

Koshirae: Aikuchi Koshirae
Saya: Black color, Inro Kizami Saya.
Fuchikashira: Kojiri: Shakudo.
Kozuka: Shibuichi, flower is engraved with gold color.
Ittokusai(from Makumatsu to Meiji period.)

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 450,000 JPY-