Antique Nihonto - Tanto - Late Edo (1800-1865) - Gimei Signature: Okimasa
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking, (3rd highest out of four levels)
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper single habaki.
Blade length:18.8cm or 7.4inches.
Sori:0.0cm or 0.0inches.
Width at the hamachi: 1.75cm or 0.69inches.
Kasane: 0.6cm or 0.24inches.
The weight of the sword:100grams.
Era: The late Edo period
Shape: The blade is rather small size and thick Tanto.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained and Masanagare with jinie attach.
Hamon: Nie deki wide suguha hamon.
Special feature: On the nakago, the signature is mentioned as Okimasa. We do not guarantee the signature. The Hamon is fat Suguha and round shape kissaki.
Saya: Toppei style saya, brown red color saya.
Tsuba: Copper hamidasi tsuba.
Menuki: On the syakudo plate, a shishi dog is engraved with gold color.
Kojiri: Kurikata: On the copper plate, isimeji style.
Kogatana: On the copper plate, waves and a dragon are engraved with gold color.
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Whole Oshigata by Ayako Tsuruta