Shinto Nagasone Musash or Tsuta / Osaka Settsu
A good circa 1650-1700 Shinto period Nagasone School (Musash Province)
or Tsuta School (Osaka - Settsu Province) unsigned tanto with good
sugu-gunome ha hamon and Hirado (Hizen) tsuba, in good condition.
A worthy tanto for anyone's collection. The 11 1/4 inch blade is
in good to very good condition. As is common with Shinto era blades,
there is some ware, but it almost compliments the lovely sugu-gunome
ha hamon. The furniture of this tanto is also very good, especially
the fuchi and tsuba; the later being Hirado / Hizen school from
the early 20th Century.
Truly, a great buy for anyone at only £xxx (too late, now
sold - original sales price divulged for a small fee). Please quote
item reference L56 (1200). Further / full sized images available