(Koto) UDA TANTO (fss-629)

To start with this is a very thick blade and can be classified as an armor piercing blade. The work on this fine blade beautiful and it has a well carved horimono of a dragon and ken. For a koto blade it is very healthy. The hada is rich looking and very clear and well forged. The hamon has many hataraki in it. Ashi, sunagashi and much more activity can be found on this blade. The mounts are also in great condition and that says has gold mixed in the lacquer to add to its beautiful but tasteful look.

No. 3851564

Mumei: (UDA)
Length: A little over 1 shaku 0 sun 2 bu

As a result of a shinsa at this organization, the above item has been designated a Hozon Token, and is confirmed as authentic.

March 19, 2010

This exquisite tanto comes in shirasaya, fresh polish, papers and with original mounts.

  • Mei: mumei
  • Date: KOTO 1400’s
  • Nagasa: 12 1/4 “
  • Sori: 3.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 31.5 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 9.5 mm
  • Construction: hira-zukuri
  • Mune: iori
    Nakago: ubu
  • Kitae: itame mokume mix
  • Hamon: midare
    Boshi: maru
  • Condition: fresh polish
This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $7,900.00

(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-629.
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Blade 73 copy
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Mounts 2  73 copy
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Papers 73 copy
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Mounts 73 copy

Tom Caldwell

looking for around 6k  Sold for 7500 with 5500 going to owner  paid 6/5/15



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