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Japanese Samurai Tanto Katana Short Sword Shoshu Tsunahiro Koto Period (Pre1546)
For your consideration and from a recent local Kansas City estate of a long time collector of antique weaponry is thisfabulous Japanese tanto short sword.It has a 15 ¼” steel blade with 10 5/8” edged portion and 4 5/8” tang with apocryphal markings for “Masamune”. It has a rain pattern habaki. It has two seppa and signed fuchi. The fuchi has overlay that appears to be solid gold as shown in the closeup picture. It comes with original black lacquered scabbard with inset 8 ¼” knife. The overall length of the scabbard is 13 inches. I have been told by an expert in this field that the markings on the nakago (tang) suggest Tsunahiro or one of his students. Also suggesting the manufacture date to Koto period (before 1546). There is a small piece of paper taped to the scabbard with typed information on this sword. I have left it there for your evaluation. The tanto is in very nice original condition as shown. The mouth edge of the scabbard has miner chipping as shown in pictures. I have shown as much in pictures as possible. This is a opportunity to obtain a extremely rare Japanese katana, don't let is get away !! It would serve the most demanding collection very well. It is selling with a low starting price and a modest reserve. I will consider anyreasonable offers. Good luck bidding!!
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