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Tanto : Mumei (Den Enjyu)

Ordering number : 14737

Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)

Signature : Mumei (Den Enjyu)

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold single foiled habaki
Blade length : 25.8 cm or 10.15 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.53 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.55 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : It is wide and thick tanto with Bo-hi and Soe-Hi engraved at both side of the blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with mixture of mokume hada.
Jinie is attached. It us clear and well grained jigane. there is faint utsuri appearing.
Hamon : Ko-Nie Deki suguha with round Boshi.

Special feature : The original head of the Enjyu is Tarou Kunimura who was the student of Rai Kuniyuki.
From Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period the school has flourished at Higo Kikuchi ward.
The representative swordsmith were Kunimura, Kuniyoshi, Kuniyasu and Kuninobu.
Enjyu school has flourished at Kikuchi, Kyushu.
This piece is similar to Rai Kunitoshi.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 500,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)