Tanto - Tamahagane - Japanese hira zukuri o-tanto, signed - Japan - Muromachi period (1333-1573)

Tanto - Tamahagane - Japanese hira zukuri o-tanto, signed - Japan - Muromachi period (1333-1573)
Good condition, see description - 0×0×29 cm

Antique Japanese hira-zukuri koto o-tanto. The blade was forged by one of the swordsmiths Kunimitsu in the Muromachi period (1333–1573) and is and signed "Kunitmitsu". The blade has good old polish and has fine scratches, "itame hada" , "suguha/gunome" hamon with deep temper in the point, "ubo nakago" (not shortened). The blade has no chips or bends and the "cutting edge" is very sharp. Length nagasa (cutting edge): 29.4 cm, "motogasane": 0.5 cm, "motohaba": 2.6 cm, sori: 0.3 cm, total length in shirasaya: 49 cm. Insured shipping (Russia and China are excluded).

I have tried to describe the condition of this item, including any defects, as accurately as possible. I have added many photos of the item, so please make your assessment based on the photos. The sword stand is not included in the auction.

We have tried to verify the signature as good as possible, the signature on the sword is not verified because there is no NBTHK or NTHK origami (certification paper) present with the sword.

To be reasonably sure about the maker of a specific sword, it is necessary to submit the sword to one of the most important Japanese sword study groups (NBTHK or NTHK) for shinsa (inspection). These organisations will judge the sword and draw up documents (origami) describing the authenticity and/or historic value of the sword.

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Lot details
Muromachi period (1333-1573)
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Japanese hira zukuri o-tanto, signed
Good condition, see description
0×0×29 cm
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