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Tanto: ?shige Saku (Soushuu Ju Tsunashige Saku ?)

Ordering number : 13436

Tanto in Koshirae

Signature: ?shige Saku
(Soushuu Ju Tsunashige Saku ?)

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 24.8 cm or 9.76 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.18cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.6cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : It is ordinary shape Mitsumune shape Tanto.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with mokume mix.
Jinie is well attached with some dark spots of chikei well seen.
The texture of the steel hada is well seen.
The surface is as if it is moist.
Hamon : Nie base gunome midare.
From the top part to kissaki it looks like full tempered
Hitatatsura style. The sunagashi and kinsuji is actively placed.

Special feature : The signature part is molding which makes very difficult to accurately identify the smith.
While that is regretful, there are not many sword
Not just it has wonderful jidane, the gorgeous hamon and typical Soshu hitatsura pattern jigane plays excellent roll.

Koshirae : Fuchigashira: Kojiri: Kurigata are wood base with black lacquer painted . The full temper masterpiece. The activities in the ha is flooding and the jigane is well grained.
The signature is unclear but it could be read as Soushuu jyuu Tsuneshige .The jigane and the activity is gorgeous. We recommend you this wonderful jigane and the gorgeous hamon. Full temper HItatsura is typical Soshu style work. It is fine quality sword.

Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 250,000 JPY-
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)