Tanto: Bishu Koku Minamoto Toyomitsu (NBTHK Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)

Ordering Number: AS23596(Consignment Sale)

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirea(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Inscription: Bishu Koku Minamoto Toyomitsu 尾州国源豊光
Meiji 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi (February of Meiji 2, equivalent to 1869)

Our company categorizes swords based on their craftsmanship as top-notch, excellent, high-quality, and standard. This sword is classified as a high-quality work.

Habaki: Single silver Habaki
Blade Length: 19.0 cm (7.5 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 inches)
Peg Holes: 1 hole
Width at Base: 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
Width at Tip: 1.5 cm (0.6 in)
Thickness: 0.6 cm (0.2 in)
Weight: 155 grams

Era: Meiji 2 (1869)
Shape: Small Kanmuri-otoshi tanto. This sword has ububa.
Jigane: ko-itamehada
Hamon: Suguha with notare

Characteristics: There is no information about Bishu koku Minamoto Toyomitsu left. The Sword Abolishment Edict was issued 1871 and made many swordsmiths give up their careers.
It’s hard to make such a small Kanmuriotoshi sword, so he must have been a highly skilled swordsmith.

Mounting: Black lacquered koshirae

NBTHK Hozon Token Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole oshigata

*Please note: The price does not include the international shipping fees.

Auction Starting Price: 270,000 JPY-.

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