Tanto: Yoshisuke(Gisuke) Saku
Ordering number : 12614
Tanto in Koshirae
Signature: Yoshisuke(Gisuke) Saku （genuine)
The blade was polished.
habaki:silver single habaki.
Blade length : 22.2 cm or 8.74 inches.
Sori : Uchizori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.73 cm or 0.68 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era :Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is slender with long nakago.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach
and strong chikei work nice looking jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki both Omote and Ure are almost same as Muramasa style.
Some parts disappear the hamon.
Boshi looks sharp and turns back deeply.
Originally the blade looks like Hitatsura hamon.
Special feature :
Shimada Gisuke(Yoshisuke) is one of the best well known sword maker in Suruga province.
First generation Gisuke was a student of the Sosyu masahiro.
There are several generation but the signatures are quite similar
so it is difficult to distinguish which generation.
This Tanto is genuine but some parts of Hamons are disappear because the blade was polished many times. The hamon both sides of the blade is same like Muramasa.
The condition of the Jigane is good because of Muku gitae.(solid iron)
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 180,000 JPY-(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)