Ordering number : 14179(Consignment Sale)
Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Noushu Seki Kanebora
The blade was polished .
Blade length : 29.6 cm or 11.65 inches.
Sori : 0.4 cm or 0.15 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.89 cm or 1.13 inches.
Kasane : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late middle muromachi period Bunmei era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare and togari gunome midare mixed.
Special feature : Mino Kanebora was working at late middle Muromachi period.
Generally speaking mino school at late Muromachi period made many swords and also tanto.
So the blades are not good reputation even though Bizen school.
But this blade was made rather earlier than sue seki. So the the hamon
and Jigane looks nice and well grained compare with late seki school.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 220,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)