Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641)

A very nice TANTO signed BIZEN NO KUNI JU FUJIWARA SUKESADA . This sword is finished in a classic Bizen style of smiths and is most likely from the koto/shinto era. There were many smiths working at this time and could be one of the many Sukesada smiths. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with bizen tang and hira zukiri in shape. This sword should be submitted to Shinsa .The hamon is Sugu-ha with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada is a mokume/itame mix.

It comes mounted in a beautiful shirasaya with a silver habaki. A brilliant example of a Bizen sword with an abundance of hataraki.
The sword is very attractive and retains the original Bizen shape and is ubu with one hole.

A very nice koto tanto with no and extremely healthy for a koto period piece.

  • Mei: Bizen no kuni ju osafune sukesada
  • Date: koto 1400’s - 1500’s
  • Nagasa: 11 3/4 inches
  • Sori: 3.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 27.8 mm
  • Width at the yokote: none
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.5 mm
  • Construction: hira-zukuri
  • Mune: iori
  • Nakago: ubu
  • Kitae: mokume/itame
  • Hamon: suguba
  • Boshi: maru
  • Condition: good polish

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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

(shipping and insurance included)

Asking price: $5,200.00

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-641.

This sword has recently passed shinsa.  This is the work sheet, the oficial papers will take a few month to be made and sent from Japan.  These papers will be forwarded to the new owner when this sword sells.

Owner’s Price is $3400 for him minus 15% for us at this point.


Knute Landreth

304 Tierra Berrenda Dr
Roswell NM 88201
575 910 2957

Description: Silver habachi, shirasaya plain

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