Lot #2344
Lot #2346

Lot 2345: Fine Signed Meiji Era Japanese Tanto Blade, NTHK Certified

Fine Signed Meiji Era Japanese Tanto Length Knife Blade with NTHK Certification

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Lot 2345: Fine Signed Meiji Era Japanese Tanto Blade, NTHK Certified

Fine Signed Meiji Era Japanese Tanto Length Knife Blade with NTHK Certification

Auction Date: October 5, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,700 - $3,000
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Fine Signed Meiji Era Japanese Tanto Length Knife Blade with NTHK Certification

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13 1/4" OAL, 9 1/4" live edge, the blade features a very strong, very straight hamon, attractive and vivid grain, a nearly straight spine, shirasaya fittings. A single mekugi-ana is present in the tang, which is signed with 6 carved symbols on the right and 7 on the left. A set of paperwork from the NTHK (both the fine "origami" presentation paperwork and the examiner's worksheet, with numbered envelope) is included, identifying the left side marking as the signature "Mishina Minamoto Hisamichi Saku" (a smith of the Mishina school, not positively identified), and the right side marking as the date "Meiji 3 Nen 8 Gatsu Hi" (3rd year and 8th month of the Meiji era, approximately 1871). The blade was rated at 70 points, qualifying for "Kantei Sho" (authentic) level certification. The fine blade shows some minor wear and dark spots, with some minor pitting under the habaki. The tang shows a well aged gray patina. Mild dings and scratches are present on the furniture.

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