A small tanto blade The blade probably 17th century, later mounted as an aikuchi
Lot 1
A small tanto blade The blade probably 17th century, later mounted as an aikuchi
Sold for £2,640 (US$ 4,437) inc. premium
Lot Details
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A small tanto blade
The blade probably 17th century, later mounted as an aikuchi
The blade of hirazukuri form, gunome-ha of nie and indistinct itame-hada, the ubu-nakago with one mekugi-ana, unsigned; Koshirae: black lacquered scabbard with silver lacquered kiku on water; silver fuchi delicately engraved with a flying insect and grasses, unsigned.
The blade 18.8cm (7 3/8in) long.

Footnotes

  • 短刀 無銘 17世紀頃 附 蝋色塗地菊流水蒔絵鞘短刀拵
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