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K8. Tanto Papered to Seki Kanetsune

Price: 
$995 + Shipping & Insurance

K8  Mumei tanto with 2 papers.

Nagasa:  11 7/16"  28.9 cm.

Sori:  .2 cm.

Moto haba:  2.7 cm.

Moto kasane:  .6 cm.

Nakago nagasa:  4 1/4"  10.7 cm.

Overall in saya:  18"  46 cm.

Densely forged itame mixed with mokume.  There is a bright nioi guchi covered in ko-nie in midare gunome with sunagashi.  The boshi is midare with a long kaeri.  There is a bo hi on each side.  This tanto is healthy and flawless.  Except for a few very faint scratches the blade is in polish.  Mounted in well made shira-saya with a silver foil habaki.

This tanto comes with 2 papers: NBTHK Kicho dated 1974 giving this to Seki Kanetsune and an NBTHK Hozon dated 2009 giving this to something Seki.

Priced at less than the cost of polish.  13 ounces.  $995.

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