Tanto in Koshirae
Signature : Mumei (Mino School)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to regular saku ranking.
Habaki : Single copper.
Blade length : 23.3 cm or 9.17 inches.
Sori : 0.05 cm or 0.01 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.68 cm or 1.05 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade was cut from Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Koitame had well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Nie structure gunome midare with some ups and downs in the ha.
Special feature : This piece is most likely made in Muromachi period by the jigane and hamon style.
From Hamon, the blade may be Mino province.
Koshirae : Kizami Koshirae
Menuki : On the copper plate, rat is engraved with gold color.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.