Kunitsuna – Tanto

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Tanto signed Kunitsuna (shinto)

mitsu-mune, dense itame/mokume hada, notare-midare hamon

Horimono of Dragon and Plum tree

Nagasa: 21.5 cm
Nakago: 8.5 cm
Sori: 0.4 cm
Motohaba: 2.4 cm

Price: €8800 / $9800 / ¥ 1500000

This extremely finely forged tanto is accompanied by a koshirae with a high class lacquer finish featuring a floral motif. All fittings are made of solid silver and continue the chrysanthemum motif. The winding is made of whalebone which is partially braided. Since the koshirae, like the tanto itself, comes from the Edo period, it shows minor signs of aging. The tanto, meanwhile, is flawless and has an excellent polish.


Hiromichi – Daisho

A real daisho (dai and sho papered together)

Dai signed 伊勢国桑名住三品廣道作 Ise (no) Kuni Kuwana  Mishina Hiromichi saku

Shō signed 伊勢国住三品廣道作 Ise (no) Kuni  Mishina Hiromichi saku

Both are dated 元治元年八月吉日 Genji gannen hachigatsu kichijitsu (a lucky day in August of 1864)

shinogi-zuruki, low iori-mune

Sorikasane and mihaba are moderate, strong hira-nikuchū-kissaki, fine ko-itame-hada, the shinogi-ji shows masame

hamon is ko-nie-deki gunome-midare with a bright nioiguchiashisunagashi, and kinsen; Profuse ji-nie, forming jubashiri towards the shinogi, typical Mishina-bōshi and –yakidashi

Polished by Ikeda Nagamasa

Dimensions Dai:
Nagasa: 71.5 cm
Nakago: 21.0 cm
Sori: 1.6 cm
Motohaba: 3.2 cm
Motokasane: 0.8 cm
Sakihaba: 2.3 cm
Sakikasane: 0.6 cm

Dimensions Shō:
Nagasa: 35.0 cm
Nakago: 12.5 cm
Sori: 0.5 cm
Motohaba: 3.0 cm
Motokasane: 0.73 cm
Sakihaba: 2.28 cm
Sakikasane: 0.56 cm

Price: €18750 / $20700 / ¥ 3000000

This is a very special and extremely rare item. A real daisho: both blades are made and signed by the same smith. Also, both are dated to the same day. Further, the style of the the blades, deki and hamon, are also equal.

Both swords are papered on the same Tokubetsu Hozon certificate by the NBTHK. You will not come across this very often, neither in or outside of Japan.

Both blades come in shirasaya and each blade is accompanied by a beautiful oshigata.

For the wakizashi a koshirae from the edo period exists, however, the one for the katana is missing.

Katana (Dai)


Wakizashi (Sho)


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