Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-723)

Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-723)

Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-723)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale A very nice koto era tanto, mumei and gorgeous Bizen workmanship. This sword is not signed but appears to be by the Bizen Suke sada group of smiths and from the muromachi period. There were many Suke Sada smiths working at this time and this could be one of many if attributed to this group. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with wide tang, a classic Bizen trait. The hamon is Gunome Midare in notare with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada consists of burls of mokume blended with itame and interspersed with O-hada. Clear utsuri appears throughout the blade which is virtually flawless as can be seen. The mounts consist of a lacquered saya with crushed abalone shell suspended within. There are gold embossed menuki of Dragon motif. A very nice package . There is a Kodzuka/Kogai which appears to be of a Noh play scene and very entertaining. The Aikuchi style koshirae are a rarer version that fit very nice and hold tightly together. These Aikuchi mountings are of  iron with gold floral sand dollar like motif that is very mon like with some key fret imagery and Buddhist like symbols also. The tsuka-ito is blue with matching sageo contrasting nicely with the old Same. There is a gold washed habaki to finish. The blade is an excellent example of a Bizen Koto tanto and all that is left to complete this package is to submit it to shinsa. This blade should paper very well.     Mei: Mumei Date: Koto (1400’s-1500’s) Nagasa: 11-6?8 inches Sori: 3.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 28.5 mm Width at...
Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641)

Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641)

Koto Bizen Tanto (fss-641) Available New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale A very nice TANTO signed BIZEN NO KUNI JU FUJIWARA SUKESADA . This sword is finished in a classic Bizen style of smiths and is most likely from the koto/shinto era. There were many smiths working at this time and could be one of the many Sukesada smiths. It is constructed in typical bizen fashion with bizen tang and hira zukiri in shape. This sword should be submitted to Shinsa .The hamon is Sugu-ha with much activity and plenty of nie with nioi. The hada is a mokume/itame mix. It comes mounted in a beautiful shirasaya with a silver habaki. A brilliant example of a Bizen sword with an abundance of hataraki. The sword is very attractive and retains the original Bizen shape and is ubu with one hole. A very nice koto tanto with no and extremely healthy for a koto period piece. Mei: Bizen no kuni ju osafune sukesada Date: koto 1400’s - 1500’s Nagasa: 11 3/4 inches Sori: 3.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 27.8 mm Width at the yokote: none Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.5 mm Construction: hira-zukuri Mune: iori Nakago: ubu Kitae: mokume/itame Hamon: suguba Boshi: maru Condition: good polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold (shipping and insurance included) Asking price: $4,600.00 Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-641. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be...