An unusual shin-shinto tanto
Late Edo Period
The blade of hira-zukuri form, medium sugu-ha of nie with sunagashi, tight itame; the suriage-nakago with two mekugi-ana, unsigned; in kiseruzutsu-shaped saya, lacquered to simulate bamboo, in the manner of Hashi-ichi; with bamboo and metal kiseru; with tabako-ire attached. The blade 15.9cm (6¼in) long. (2).