A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century
Lot 5
A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century
£6,500 - 7,000
US$ 11,000 - 12,000
Auction Details
A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century A ko-tanto The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century
Lot Details
A ko-tanto
The blade by Shigemasa, 15th century, the mounts 19th century
The blade of hira-zukuri form, irregular gunome-ha of nie and nioi, with kaeri fukai, the nakago with one mekugi-ana, signed Shigemasa; koshirae: the saya of ribbed roiro-nuri; the en-suite fittings consisting of tsuba, kozuka, split kogai and fuchi-gashira of shakudo nanako, inlaid with lobsters and flower buds in gold and copper takazogan in Ishiguro style; the menuki of copper, in the form of lobsters.
The blade 23.5cm (9¼in) long.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate for the mounts.

    短刀 銘「重正」 15世紀 
    刀装具 19世紀 
    附 黒漆塗一分刻鞘祝指小さ刀拵
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