A Bizen tanto in mounts
By Morimitsu, Muromachi period (16th century)
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune and forged in flowing itame-hada mixed with masame with ji-nie, the tempered edge gunome and a ko-maru boshi, ubu tang with one hole and kiri file marks, signed Bishu Osafune Morimitsu; one-piece gold-foil habaki; 8 1/8in (20.4cm) long
In an aikuchi-goshirae lacquered black with bands of "cherry bark" decorated with cherry blossoms in black lacquer punctuated with brass strips; silver hardware and shakudo and gold family crest menuki
- Please note this sword is after Morimitsu.
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