A tanto in this style is a beautiful example of a modern day smith and in a very nice condition. This shape was quite often seen from the earliest periods of Nambokucho up until the the modern era. Mostly found in larger sizes such as this tanto and is an extremely rare version that emulates the Hocho swords of Masamune but from the modern period.
This Tanto comes in a very nice original polish. The hamon is an erratic blend of gunome-midare with much Ara-nie with many fine activities. The blade was made in the bizen style as seen in the shinsakuto era . The hada is a ko- itame blend with itame nagare. This Tanto shows off the swords fine uniqueness. The blade is signed and dated: ”
The blade is packaged in a fine shirasaya trimmed with horn.
Information on the swordsmith:
- Mei: Tosa-jû Zuiryûshi Sadahiro kore o tsukuru
- Date: Heisei jûichinen ichigatsu hi ( “on a day in January 1999”)
- Nagasa: 11-3/4 inches
- Sori: 1.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 38.8 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.1 mm
- Construction: hira- zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good older polish
Asking price: $2,900.00
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Special lighting is used to try and draw out more of the activity in the Hamon in this image.
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