Yasuhide/Tomohide Tanto (fss-813)
A beautiful rare father and son collaboration this is a shin shinto tanto in shirasaya. The overall condition is very good. This blade is more than likely from the 1800’s and the work on it is clearly visible. The hamon is in chu-suguha style and looks attractive. The hada is itame and clear. The blade is signed, dated, and papered. This tanto sports horimono on both sides. There is a ” SO NO KURIKARA ” which is a dragon winding around a ken. this is a highly simplified dragon which winds around a sword and is very rich and well cut. This Ken or Sword is with “sankozuka” which is a vajra thunderbolt hilt. The ken/sword is also an alternative of the Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo. The other side has gomma-hashi which are chopsticks that are used on alters of Shinto shrines. There is also a Bonji of “Mato Kwannon” who is the horse-head Buddha. Bonji inscriptions are invocations to this spirit to help the wielder of this sword.
- Mei: Takehiro Yasuhide ‒ Tomohide (武広安英・友英)
- Date: Bunsei jūninen nigatsu hi (文政十二年二月日) ‒ “A day in the second month of Bunsei twelve (1829)”
- Nagasa: 9-3/4 inches
- Sori: 2.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 22.9 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.6 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: ko-Itame
- Hamon: suguha
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Good polish
Asking price: $5,600.00
Sale price till July 25th! $4,400.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-813.
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Kantei-sho (鑑定書) ‒ Appraisal
shōshin (正真) ‒ Authentic
nagasa 8 sun 1 bu kore ari (⻑さ八寸壱分有之) ‒ Blade length ~ 24.5 cm
Heisei 18 nen 9 gatsu 3 nichi (平成十八年九月三日) ‒ September 3, 2006
Nihon Tōken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) ‒ NTHK
meibun (銘文) ‒ Signature: Takehiro Yasuhide ‒ Tomohide (武広安英・友英)
Bunsei jūninen nigatsu hi (文政十二年二月日) ‒ “A day in the second month of Bunsei twelve (1829)”
kitae (鍛) ‒ Forging: ko-itame
hamon (刃紋) ‒ Hardening: suguha
bōshi (鋩子) ‒ Hardening in tip: ko-maru
chōkoku (彫刻) ‒ Engravings: on the omote side a sō no kurikara and on the ura side bomabashi and bonji
nakago (中心) ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 2, yasurime (鑢): sujikai wide polished part
bikō (備考) ‒ Remarks: Murashi province
shinsaʼin natsuʼin (審査員捺印) ‒ Seals of Judges: 5 seals
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samkange harry wants 4k… paid that much