Tanto by Horii Tanetada, the last of the Horii Smiths

Sword Information:

Type: Tanto

Sugata: Hira-Zukuri

Mei: Tanetada Saku

Date/Era: A lucky day in April, 1997

School/Den: Horii Lineage

Tradition: Bizen

Authentication/Papers: N/A - Horii Tanetada is still alive and therefore, this sword is not eligible for origami.

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 24.5 cm

Mihaba: 2.35 cm

Kasane: 0.5 cm

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, I'm not sure exactly

Yasurime: Kesho

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Vivid Ko-Itame

Hamon: Nioi Deki Gunome Midare

Boshi: Komaru, w/ Long Turnback

Smith Details:
Tanetada (胤匡), Heisei (平成, 1989- ), Hokkaidō – „Horii Tanetada saku“ (堀井胤匡作), „Horii Tanetada“ (堀井胤匡), civilian name
„Horii Shigekatsu“ (堀井重克), oldest son of Horii Tanetsugu (胤次)

 

 

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"

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