Koto Tanto Bishu Osafune Sukesada with NTHK NPO Certificate
Excellent koto tanto, The Mei is 2 character Sukesada made in the Hira-Zukuri style with Iori-mune, forged in a dense Itame hada with Shirake Utsuri. The hamon is Hoso to Chu suguha the boshi Sugu with a brief turning back ko-maru-kaeri. Nakago has 2 mekugi-ana , Made around Tensho era 1573-1592
Blade length 22.4 cm
Mounted in superb high quality Tanto koshirae with en suite pure silver fittings with wave motif and saya with a raised taka makie ornamentation of waves tsuka covered with same and wrapped in the Hishimaki style with reddish brown braid; wave motif fuchi kashira, kozuka, kurigata, koi guchi, ko jiri and uragawa ra, i.e. all fittings, of silver made in the late late Edo period.
Koshirae overall length is 35.5 cm