Shin-shinto Tanto (fss-679)






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This Shinshinto  tanto comes in an original set of koshirae and is in an older polish.  The work on this sword is clean.  It is a narrow hoso-suguha hamon .  The hada is itame and in good shape.  Ji-nie appears.  The style is that of hira-zukuri . The tang is signed and dated with kao. It reads: Ichi Josai Amahide on one side with kao. The other reads: Bunsei Ninen hachi gatsu hi. (A day in August 1819) made age 71.

We do not feel this blade to have a correct signature hence we are pricing to reflect this.

The Koshirae is a beautiful swirling effect gloss black lacquer. The Fuchi/Kashira are of snakes and the Kashira appears to be engraved with this design. There is a Kojiri with cherry bloosum motif and blue sageo.

There is bohi “(gomabashi)  and a sword horimono engraved on the blade.

A gold washed habaki adorns the blade.

The mounts are  splendid.

a complete tanto package priced to sell !


  • Mei: Gimei
  • Date: Edo (1800’s)
  • Nagasa: 9 3/8 inches
  • Width at the ha-machi: 23.5 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.1.0 mm
  • Construction: hira zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $2,200.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-679.

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