MINTY TANTO WWII Japanese Samurai Sword NIHONTO Shin Gunto KNIFE DIRK Blade. 804 23 9 549 0. The blade represents the opportunity to own a historic ShinShinto tanto from the well-known swordsmith Shohoken Yoshiyuki. The blade and the mountings are in Near MINT condition. The sword is a yoroi doshi style tanto, meant for armor piercing.The sword has a blade length of 8.25 inches (21cm) making it a tanto. Shape and is thick, with a width of 0.8cm across the back of the mune.
The blade features a well-grained and tight ko-itame hada. The hamon is a well-implemented Soshu-style gunome midare that is present the length of the blade through the kissaki where it ends in a maru boshi. The hamon features a deep.
In and around the hamon. The tang is signed Shohoken Yoshiyuki and is.
The tang is also dated Kaei Shichi Nen Ni Gatsu Hi, or a lucky day in the Spring of 1854. Yoshiyuki was a well-known swordsmith working in the mid 1800s in Yoneko. His swords were known for being well made and he is ranked Chu Jo Saku by Fujishiro. The blade comes in shirasaya mountings. They are in MINTY condition and feature a high quality sayagaki describing the blade.There is also an original and old sword bag for the tanto. The blade is in Near MINT condition. There are no nicks, very little rust, and some small scratches. There is one small lateral ware. There do not appear to be any major flaws like hagire.
Given the condition, the craftsmanship, and history of the sword, I think this piece would be an outstanding addition for a collector of WW2 militaria or Japanese swords. Terms and additional items: This item is original and not a knockoff or fake. I can send additional detailed photos upon request. This item is not for sale where prohibited.
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The seller is "sohei_swords" and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.