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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

Koshirae

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

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