Rare—POLICE INSPECTOR DIRK—Japanese WW II -Old/Antique Samurai Sword/DaggerDetails
$3600 or best offer...
1 exceptional antique Japanese Samurai tanto sword available. This desirable Japanese tanto would make an important addition to any collection.
This tanto has undeniably exceptional koshirae. The saya is completely covered in Silver foil. The 3 1/2" throat fitting is either solid Silver, or shakudo. The kurikata is solid Silver.
The tang/nakago on this tanto is signed Kagefuyu. The tsuba is also signed--Nobuiye.
The blade measures 9 3/4" (24.8 cm) from blade tip to the habaki.
The matching fuchi/kashira are exceptional. The uniformity of the hand-formed nanako is extraordinary. Those that have an appreciation for all of the Japanese arts will note that the handle wrapping is quite special as well. This sword has a gold gilt habaki.
There are no openings of any size on this sword. The hamon looks to me to barely hug the edge of the sword at the last 1/3 of the blade towards the tip. The cutting edge at the last 1 1/2 inches at the tip has dents but no chips.
The koshirae are quite nearly perfect. Only the silk wrapping has wear.
I recommend taking the koshirae to Shinsa--the koshirae are of exceptional quality and rarity, and should paper highly. The sword itself should also be taken to Shinsa.
This extraordinary Japanese Samurai tanto would make an important addition to any collection.
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