Yoroi Dōshi Tantō


Yoroi Dōshi (鎧通し) Sunnobi Tantō (寸延び短刀) with double ( 二倍) Hi (樋: groove)

Yoroi-Dōshi (鎧通し) also called "armor piercer" is one of the traditionally made Japanese swords (nihontō) that were worn often by the samurai warriors as a weapon with the traditional Daisho (Dai more Sho, largue and short sword, Katana and Wakizashi couple).

The yoroi-dōshi is an very thick Tantō, which appeared in the Sengoku period (late Muromachi era) 14th and 15th centuries.The yoroi-dōshi was made for piercing armour (in Japanese Yoroi) and for stabbing while grappling in close quarters also.

This Tanto is rare for its unusual length: Sunnobi Tantō (寸延び短刀)

Tantō blade:

Double Hi (樋: groove) on both sides of the blade

School (Den): Mino Den (美濃)

Signed (Mei): Daido Nobunao ascribed (attributed) as simplified signature of Mikawa no kami Fujiwara Daido Nobunao

Age: Muromachi period (室町時代)


Nagasa: 30.8 cm.
Moto-haba: 2.5 cm
Moto-gasane: 0.7 cm. 
Sori: 0.23 cm.


Very good for its age, only noteworthy is a series of minimal black pits in an area of about 2cm located on one of the Mune side

Habaki: pure Silver covered.

Shirasaya: Honoki wood

Bukuro: Fabric Silk, and Cotton inner


Tanto stand not included



Ref.: Tanto 105


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Pure Silver covered Habaki:


Minimal points in a little zone on the Mune:


Close-up magnification revealing the Masame/Mokume near Muji (practically a Muji) Hada (surface grain) and fine very narrow straight Suguha Hamon (tempering line):


Fabric Silk and Cotton Bukuro (Tanto bag):



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