Ordering number : 13315
Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature: Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Den-Hasebe.
I think the blade might be Hasebe Kuninobu.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 24.8 cm or 9.76 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.21cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.40 cm or 0.15 inches.
Era :Nanbokucyo period.
Shape : The nakago is small and regular Tanto with Mitsumune style.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with masanagare and jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Hitatsura with thick nioikuchi.
From Hamachi area, gunome midair and togari boshi and then Yakisage from the top of the
blade to Mune machi and in tobiyaki in the Ji.
Special feature : Hasebe Kunishige is well known sword maker as Masamune jitters.
Masamune jitters means 10 students of Masamune.
At that period, Hiromitsu and Akihiro and also Hasebe Kunishige are well known making Hitatsura hamon.
Generally the taihai in Nanbokucyo period, Nakago is small and wide and long
and also mitsumune style wakizashi. This Tanto is also small Nakago
and mitsumune style Tanto. Gunome midair with thick nioikuchi
and also very small nie is special feature of Hasebe school.
In Hasebe school, Hamon is gunome and yakisage from the top of
the blade to Munemachi area is Hasebe Kuninobu.
I think the blade must be Kuninobu.
Recently it is hard to look for Hasebe school regular size Tanto.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae.
Saya : black rroiro saya.
Menuki : family crest is engraved by solid gold?
Kozuka: shibuichi palte. an egret is resting on the top of the small fishing bout.
Kogatana: Ozaki Gengouemon Suketaka.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 750,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 735,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)