Tanto in Shirasaya
Ordering number : 11514
Signature: Toto Jyunin Ikkansai Kunimoro Kinsaku.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki with family crest.
Blade length : 19.09 cm or 7.51 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 1.76 cm or 0.69 inches.
Kasane : 0.44 cm or 0.17 inches.
Era : War Time.
Shape : The blade is rather smaller sized mamori gatana or Yomeiri Tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained like Muji style.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha and notare mixed with jinie attach.
Special feature : Ikkansai Kunimori is another name of the Yasuhiro who was making swords at Yasukuni shrine as Yasukuni sword makers.
Generally he made few Tanto in his life.
The blade is small sized which is good for Yomeiri tanto (marriage tanto) or a Tanto for self-defence (omamori tanto), In Japan, from so many years ago, when samurai's daughter gets married, her parents present a Tanto as her firm determination for to do the best for husband’s family.
Mamorigatana means that a Tanto protect the owner from disaster and body from illness and so on. So the tanto seems to be a symbol of belief.
In Wooden box.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 250,000-.
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(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)