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Tanto : Muramasa

Ordering number : 15424

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature : Muramasa

Sue Koto : Saijyo Saku : Ise province.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 25.6 cm or 10.07 inches.
Sori : 0.2 cm or 0.07 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.66 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.43 cm or 0.16 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period, around Eisho era.
Shape : The blade is regular size with nice shape.
Jitetsu :Koitame had and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Niedeki gunome midare and square shape style mix, in Hamon there are sunaagashi
and small kinsuji work.

Special feature : Muromasa was working at Ise Kuwana province which is called Yoto Muramasa.(specter sword)
Grand father of the Tokugawa Ieyasu Hirotada was assassinated by Muramasa and his son Nobuyasu was
ordered to Seppuku and killed by Muramasa.
Ieyasu himself was injured by Muramasa Yari, so Ieyasu has a vehement hatred of Muramasa.
So Tokugawa Syogun issued impose the ban for holding Muramasa.
Many Daimyo changed the blade to another signature by removing one signature like this Tanto.
Some Daimyo who dislike Tokugawa Syogu liked Muramasa and collected.
The students of the Muramasa are Masashige, Masazane and so on.
I think The Hamon of the Muramasa is very big differen from other sword maker's
The Hamon is square shape gunome midair and same hamon on bit sides of the blade.
Recently it is very hard to buy Muramasa. We recommend this rare sword Muramasa for you.

Koshirae : Aokuchi Koshirae.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, family crest is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Brown Ishime-Ji Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo Nanako, family crest is engraved with gold color.
Kogai:Shakudo Nanako, family crest is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka Kogatana: Shakudo Nanako, family crest is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 4,000,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)