Tanto in Osoraku-zukuri
blade length 23.4cm, curvature 0.2cm, thickness
at the base 7mm, width 3.1cm
The steel is fine with a small wood grain layer pattern
and dense jinie (steel particles).
The hamon is Juka-Choji pattern made of konie (small
particles). Some kinsuji appears, the largest one is a lightning pattern
in kissaki of obverse side.
The irregular patterned utsuri (shadow of hamon) is very
clear, because the area between hamon and utsuri is deep colour.
On the whole, the appearance is excellent with the active
and natural choji patterned hamon and clear midare utsuri in the fine steel.
The engravings are, a groove on the obverse, and twin
narrow grooves on the reverse. They suggest a Buddha and his two servants.
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