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Tanto : Tadamitsu (Osafune)

Ordering number : 14087 (Consignment sale)

Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (Consignment sale)

Signature : Tadamitsu (Osafune)

Sue Koto:Jyo Jyo saki high ranking:Bizen school.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 17.87 cm or 7.03 inches.
Sori : Uchisori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.94 cm or 0.76 inches.
Kasane : 0.64 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period Eisyo era.(1504)
Shape : The blade's nakago is long size which looks like Eisyo era.
Jitetsu : Koitame had and mokume had mixed with Jinie attach and slightly Utsuri appear.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome Cyoji midair up and down like Soden bizen(Sosyu and Bizen mixed up).
In Hamon, sunagashi and kinsuji work active hamon.

Special feature : The founder of the Tadamitsu started from Nanbokucyo period and continued to late Muromachi period 9th generation.
The Tanto's jigane is very good so the blade was made at Eiso era.
The signature is very similar with Hikobei Tadamitsu Jyojyo saki ranking.
Generally Tadamitsu is well known suguha hamon but this sword is Cyoji midair and mixed up sosyuden which is called Soden bizen.
Even though the signature is just only 2 characters but the blade itself quite active and wonderful jigane.
The blade has passed more than 500 years of ages.
We recommend this active nice Tanto.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 570,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 558,600-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)