Tanto signed by Kane Tomo. Blade 26.6 cm. Aikuchi style Koshirae with dragonfly and butterfly motif. NBTHK Hozon Origami
Lot 1151
A Mino tanto with aikuchi mounts By Kanetomo, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Mino tanto with aikuchi mounts By Kanetomo, Muromachi period (16th century)
Lot Details
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

Aikuchi-goshirae

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.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this sword is after Kanetomo and should be dated to the 17th century.
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