A shinto tanto
By Kanesada, probably early Edo Period
The blade of hira-zukuri form, wild gunome of nioi, indistinct hada, the ubu nakago with two mekugi-ana, signed Kanesada in shirasaya; koshirae: the partly ribbed saya and tsuka of polished same and black lacquer; silver kozuka with three kirimon in relief; gilt metal menuki of kirimon.
The blade 23.9cm (9 3/8in) long. (3).
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