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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
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