Shinto / Shinshinto Hamidashi Tanto, Owari
Seki School for sale
A very good Shinto / Shinshinto Hamidashi Tanto, very good Asaki-notare
ha hamon with Masame Jihada in high state of polish, most likely
made by a swordsmith of the Matasune branch of the Owari Seki School.
A very well made Shinto or possibly Shinshinto Hamidashi (with
tsuba) variant of a Japanese tanto. The 7 1/2 inch (cutting edge)
hihira-zukuri blade is in very good condition (high polish), the
Masame forge lines particularly pleasing, very strong Asaki-notare
ha hamon. The Kogai (smallest knife) is present, the Kozuka / Gokatana
(slightly larger knife) is missing (replacement easily sourced online
if required). The furniture generally of high quality and in aged
reasonable to good condition.
A superb tanto for only £750. Please quote item reference
number I70. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 1079-0.5 (0.406)