Shin Shinto / Gendeito Tachi / Itomaki-no-Tachi
In good condition, a WW2 bring back Bizen style Shin Shinto Gendeito
Tachi / Itomaki-no-Tachi Koshirae, quite posibly an Imperial Japanese
The story of this tachi is most likely lost to the winds of time.
OK, not a true conventional Itomaki-no-Tachi, in that it has a kurikata
suspension knob, not ashi suspension rings. And the tsuka (handle)
is pretty straight for a tachi. But look, a massive gendeito 28
3/4 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade, a typical tachi tsuba
and the feint remains of the once glorious embellishments to the
This tachi is a mystery in that the mei does not appear to make
sense, was probably added later, and the first character was not
written / scribed by the same hand as the second and third kanji.
Hmmmm? But look then at the Choji-midare ha (cloves) hamon, exceptional
high quality. Was this taken from a high ranking official?
The impressive 28 3/4 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade
has some ware, not much, plus stains and scuffing here and there,
a few small rust patches towards the kissaki / point, but is otherwise
very good, original polish. The Koshirae ("furniture"
/ fittings) all in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws
well. There is a period cord that comes with this tachi.
Seriously under priced, just look around. Going, going, £gone
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number W93 (1219).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.