Unsigned Shinto Era Hirazukuri Tanto (sold).
In good overall condition, a Shinto era tanto, unsigned, complete
with companion kozuka knife
In good overall condition, the 10 inch (includes habaki area)Hiraukuri
(flat sided) blade has some age clouding to both sides, but the
very dynamic Sambon-sugi hamon is still distinct; I am certain this
tanto would be exceptional with a professional polish. There are
a couple of small hallow ware (forging lines) to one side of the
blade, but nothing too much. A truly great investment opportunity.
We would be happy to put the buyer in touch with a high quality
blade polisher in the UK if of help. Full sized / additional photos
available upon request. Item reference number is A91 (476).