Tanto Mounted Yari (fss-671)


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This is a edo era yari that has been converted to be carried as a tanto.  Yari were used extensively by samurai but sometime the tang was shortened on yari and new mounts were created so they could be used like a tanto.  Historically Naginata were also altered to become katana and are very desirable to collectors.  This is an unusual style of mounting that shows the ingenuity of craftsmen to improvise and recycle antique weapons for modern use.  This blade is in need of a good polish and should polish out well.  The hamon is visible and the blade has no fatal flaws.  The blade is from the 1600s-1700s and the modification was probably done in the 1800’s when Tanto became popular again in samurai history.  Some may look at this modification as a negative because of the lack of understanding of the samurai history.  The thing is that it’s actually a very interesting blade with rich history and a story to tell.  Hopefully the new owner will have the blade polished to bring it back to its original condition and beauty.

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 9 5/8 inches
  • Condition: Older polish
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $1,250.00


(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-671.

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Chris Blaz is owner and needs $500

sold chris has a $300 credit

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