The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 26.2 cm or 10.31 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.53 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. It is solid shape nice tanto.
Gomabashi is engraved on both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained. It is beautiful jigane.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Ko-Gunome Midare. Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : From Jigana and Hamon this blade looks like Late Edo period work.
Koshirae : Kawari kosirae.
it looks like old woods featuring centipede, snake, ant and ladybug.
(We guarantee this blade will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested. The NBTHK Shinsa fee will be 27,000 JPY.)
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.