Special Order Mamorigatana Tanto by Horii Tanetsugu, w/ Aikuchi Koshirae

Sword Information:

Type: Tanto

Sugata: Hira-Zukuri

Mei: Ryukanshi Minamoto Tanetsugu Saku

Date/Era: A lucky day in Spring, ???? (Showa ??)

School/Den: Horii Lineage

Tradition: Bizen

Authentication/Papers: None

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 9 3/4"

Mihaba: 7/8"

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, I'm not sure exactly

Yasurime: Kesho

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Exquisite(!!!) Ko-Itame

Hamon: Ko-Nie Deki Suguha

Boshi: Komaru, w/ Short Turnback

Smith Details:
Tanetsugu (胤次), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Hokkaidō – „Horii Tanetsugu saku“ (堀井胤次作), civilian name „Horii Tanetsugu“
(堀井胤次), born 1927, second son Horii Toshihides (堀井俊秀), he studied under his father and frahdfather Horii Taneaki (堀井胤明)
 

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