Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3280: Tanto-Length Japanese Knife with Case

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Tanto-Length Japanese Knife with Case

Manufacturer: None
Model: None
Type: Other
Item Views: 260
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Other

Measuring 15 1/2 inches overall, with a 9 3/4 inch blade, showing a straight hamon and fine grain, set into a silver finished habaki. The hilt furniture is brass with bamboo-shaped silver accents, with a set of mekugi featuring a buddha-like figure flanked by "nail puller" emblems over the brown cord wrap. Similar furniture is on the textured brown lacquer saya, with a crustacean design on the brass hilted kogatana. The tang is unsigned, with one mekugi-ana. With an embroidered cloth case.

Rating Definition:

Very good overall, with some tiny chips in the edge near the tip, a few spots of open grain on the left side, and an overall bright surface with clear hamon. The saya shows some cracking and splitting, otherwise the accessories are very good.

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