Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Noshu Seki Ju Kanehisa Saku
Sue Koto : Mino province.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 27.9 cm ( 11.0 inches.)
Sori : 0.0 cm
Mekugi : 1
Width at the Hamachi : 2.57 cm ( 1.01 inches.)
Kasane : 0.65 cm or ( 0.25 inches.)
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : Wide and very thick Mitsumune style blade.
Bonji (Siddham script) and Suken engraved on each sides of the blade.
Jitetsu : Itame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Notare and Gunome-midare mixed with Jinie attach.
Boshi turns Togari and Hakikake style mixed.
Special feature : This blade has been forged by Noshu Seki Ju Kanehisa, the swordsmith of Seki school active during Muromachi period.
The sword was made carefully and also good condition.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.