Tanto signed by Kanenori, dated1576. Blade 31.4 cm. Insect motif fittings.
Lot 1152
A Mino tanto in mounts By Kanenori, dated 1576
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Mino tanto in mounts
By Kanenori, dated 1576
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune and forged in ko-itame-hada, the tempered edge gunome-midare with much tobi-yaki and a midare-komi boshi, ubu tang with two holes and taka-no-ha file marks, signed Kanenori and dated Tensho yo-nen []-gatsu bi (1576); one-piece gilt-copper habaki; 12 3/8in (31.4cm) long

Koshirae comprising a black-lacquer ribbed saya fitted with shinchu kozuka with a cicada and a Chinse poem in gold inlays; the tsuka with gold and shakudo menuki of seaweed bundles and shibuichi migaki-ji fuchi-gashira decorated with crickets in gold taka-zogan; iron tanto tsuba carved with Amida yasuri and decorated with insects and flowers in iroe taka-zogan, gilt-copper rim
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