Kaiken Tanto

Price:  1.000,00

A black lacquer koshirae adorned by a gold lacquer cloud and sinuous rain dragon design, fitted with a copper habaki.

Nagasa (length of the blade): 18,5 cm
Sori: none
Motohaba (bottom width): 2,4 cm
Sakihaba (top width): irrelevant because of shape (hira-zukuri)
Motokasane (bottom thickness): 4,9 mm
Sugata (configuration): Hira zukuri with iori mune
Kitae (forging pattern): unrecognisable
Hamon (tempering pattern): saka choji midare in nie-deki
Boshi (tip): o-kaeri
Nakago (tang): ubu ending in kurijiri decorated with kiri-yasurime, one mekugi-ana

Overall dimensions:
Length 30,6 cm, Width 3,7 cm, Depth 2,7 cm.

Provenance: from a private Dutch collection.
Probably Meiji-period (1868-1912).
When this blade is well taken care of, a nice kaiken Tanto should appear (again). Minor traces of (old) rust and some shallow scratches. Please have a look at the photos for a clear condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

The sale, purchase and possession of arms are subject to national laws and regulations. Please ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations of your country before your purchase. The sale of weapons to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited. By purchasing you declare that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have verified that you are allowed to legally buy such items in your country.

Ref. No. : E-4


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