A Mino tanto with aikuchi mounts
By Kanetomo, Muromachi period (16th century)
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune and forged in flowing itame-hada with ji-nie, the tempered edge gunome-midare with nie and ara-nie and a Jizo boshi with a long return, ubu tang with one hole and indistinct file marks, signed Kanetomo; one-piece silver habaki; 10 1/2in (26.6cm) long; in a shirasaya
With Hozon Token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 352443 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1999.2.22.
- Please note this sword is after Kanetomo and should be dated to the 17th century.