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kanmuri-otoshi zukuri Tanto . NBTHK Hozon
Signed : made in Tokyo by masa (kiyo) of Sanuki province.
wide notare/midare hamon with ko-itame hada.
Nagasa 21.5 cm
Total 30. cm
Mihaba 18.37 mm
Kasane 2.15 mm
Copper habaki, japanese made shirasaya & it's original koshirae of a carved dragon.
£1600 ON SALE
Tanto signed and dated .
In shirasaya and silver habaki
Nagasa 24 cm
Kasane 20.3 mm
Mekugi ana 2
This is a very unusual one. Hamon is reminiscent of Tamba (no) Kami Yoshimichi as in the Sudareba style hamon, ( bamboo curtains or brush strokes)
This is a quote from Markus Sesko on this blade.
Harukuni (Bunka 1804-1818) settsu Suzuki Taira Hachiro Harukuni.
Real name Suzuki Taira Hachiro. Student of Kuroda Takanobu.
There exists a blade with the date signature of the fourth year of kaeri (1851) and the supplement keiki which means " being older than 60 years old.
This being the case this is a new find from this rare smith and being dated 1854 he was older when he forged this than the one previously listed .
Possibly making him closer to 70 years old. £2500 ON SALE
hirazukuri tanto (kieken)with gunome hamon, long yakidashi and itame hada.
Possible Mino blade.
With a later addition meiji
Period brass koshirae and tsunagi.
Now mounted in shirasaya.
Nagasa 18.3 cm
Silver foil habaki (slight damage)
£1000 ON SALE
Mumei shobu zukuri wakizashi in shira saya with NBTHK Hozon attribution to Fuyu Hiro
Shinto SHOBU-ZUKURI Wakizashi. Nagasa: 1 shaku 2 sun 9 bu (approximately 39.6cm, 52cm overall). Iori mune, ubu nakago with one mekugi ana. Hamon is chu suguba in nioi deki and the hada is a mixture of itame and mokume. Recent Japanese polish and in good condition overall but with some slight kitae ware in the shinogi ji and hira ji (please see photographs). Two-part copper habaki and shira saya bag HOLD
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