Tanto signed Kunishige Hasebe. Blade 27.5 cm with horimono. Koshirae in gold fleck lacquer with gold holly hock mon. Bronze dragon surrounding tsuka, and chiseled bronze kuri kata and saya tip
Lot 1156
A later Hasebe tanto in mounts By Kunishige, Muromachi period (16th century)
Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Tanto signed Kunishige Hasebe. Blade 27.5 cm with horimono. Koshirae in gold fleck lacquer with gold holly hock mon. Bronze dragon surrounding tsuka, and chiseled bronze kuri kata and saya tip
Lot Details
A later Hasebe tanto in mounts
By Kunishige, Muromachi period (16th century)
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune with an itame forging pattern and a gunome tempered edge, the omote carved with hatahoko and the ura carved with futatsu-bi, the tang funagata with three holes, indistinct file marks and signed Hasebe Kunishige; one-piece shakudo habaki; 10 7/8in (27.6cm) long

The aikuchi-goshirae with a nashiji lacquer saya and tsuka decorated with hollyhock family crests in gold hira-makie and brass mounts carved with clouds, the kashira applied with a serpentine dragon winding around the tsuka and the fuchi decorated with key-fret patterns in gold hira-zogan, illegibly signed

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