Tanto:Mumei attributed as Sue sa NBTHK Hozon paper
Ordering number : 12432 (Consignment sale)
Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature: Mumei(Unsigned) attributed as Sue sa NBTHK Hozon paper. and NBTHK Tokubetsu hozon paper (Hirato Sa)
Sayagaki was done by Dr Kanzan sensei:Sa Yoshisada Mumei nary kength is 9sun 6 bu
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold Color iroe single habaki.
Blade length : 28.6 cm or 11.25 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.65 cm or 1.04 inches.
Kasane : 0.39 cm or 0.15 inches.
Era : Nanbokucho period.
Shape : The blade is rather wide mitumune style on the front, inside of Bo-hi, sunken is engraved.
On the back, double hi are engraved.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach and mokume mixed with jinie and chikei work beautiful blackish jigane.
Hamon : Niedeki which looks like silver sand suguha hamon with sunagashi and small kinsuji work.
Boshi is strong nie bright looks like silver sand.
Special feature : Sue sa is a stream of the great Samonji school.
At that period Sadayoshi, Yoshihiro, Yukihiro, Yasuyoshi and Kunihiro and other wordsmiths are working. These school' feature is blackish jigane and well grained texture.
The Hamon is similar with Soshu den style active hamon.
Recently Tanto collectors are increasingly higher than before.
Also it is rather difficult to look for this kind of items.
NBTHK Hozon Paper, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.