Tan-1 Tegai Kanetoshi NBTHK Hozon
Beautiful tanto attributed to Tegai Kanetoshi. Very nice healthy piece with very strong utsuri. Kanetoshi was a representative smith from the famous Yamato Tegai School. Who worked around the mid 1400’s. He specialized in making tanto, and is rated wazamono (very sharp). This tanto is very healthy, the temper of nie deki suguha is very bright and has fine kinsuji running in the hamon. The jigane is a very beautiful o itame mokume mix with shirake utsuri.ji nie and chikei are present. The blade is also very thick (7.6mm) and would qualify as a yoroi doshi. In very good polish and condition, this is a very nice piece for both study and enjoyment.
Unsigned – NBTHK Hozon Token to Tegai Kanetoshi
24.15 cm Uchizori