Antique Tanto

Quality Koshirae "Snail"

Nakago Mei: Signed

Signature: Unread

Nagasa: 21,6 cm.

Estimated age: Edo period

The blade remains solid, the polishing is old but leaves to see a Hamon that denotes the quality of the tempering. Various defect that are appreciated in the detailed pictures. All appropriate to its antiquity



Tsuka: Honoki wood

Same: Ray skin

Ito: Japanese natural silk

Menuki: Snail couple

Fuchi/Kashira: Snail

Saya: Urushi lacquered with pure gold

fully restored, perfect condition



Ref.: Tanto 42


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