Tanto: Noshu seki Ju Kanesuke Saku
Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae. (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Noshu seki Ju Kanesuke Saku
Tensho 8 nen 8 gatsu-hi Satou-shi shoji. (August 1580, Mr. Sato had this Tanto)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Noshu seki Ju Kanesuke belongs to Jyujyu saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 17.1 cm or 6.73 inches.
Sori : No Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.82 cm or 0.71 inches.
Kasane : 0.78 cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Muromachi period. Tensho era. (1580)
Shape : Moroba zukuri unusual shape for Mino school.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Nioideki itatsura hamon
Special feature : Noshu seki Ju Kanesuke was working at late Muromachi period
the Tanto was special ordered by Mr Sato. on the nakago, higaki yasuri(fail) is very clear.
Generally Mino sword makers do not maki Moroba Tanto.
Probably Mr Sato strongly request to make unusual Moroba zukuri Tanto.
The blade has Uramei which is also rear.
Koshirae : Aikuchi style
silver issaku koshirae.
Fuchikashira :on the silver plate, some kebori is engraved.
Saya : black kizami saya with family crest Matudaira family gold color.
Kojiri: on the silver plate, some kebori is engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.