A ko-tanto The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century

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Lot 8
A ko-tanto
The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century

£ 8,000 - 9,000
US$ 9,700 - 11,000
A ko-tanto
The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century
The blade of hira-zukuri form, irregular gunome-ha of nie and nioi, with kaeri fukai, the nagako with one mekugi-ana, signed Shigemasa; koshirae: the saya of ribbed roiro-nuri; the en-suite fittings consisting of tsuba, kozuka, split kogai and fuchi-gashira of shakudo nanako, inlaid with lobsters and flower buds in gold and copper takazogan in Ishiguro style; the menuki of copper, in the form of lobsters.
The blade 23.5cm (9¼in) long.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon certificate for the mounts.

    短刀 銘「重正」 刀 15世紀 刀装具 19世紀 黒漆塗一分刻鞘祝指小さ刀拵
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A ko-tanto The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century
A ko-tanto The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century
A ko-tanto The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century
A ko-tanto The blade 15th century, the mounts 19th century
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