Tanto: Higo Dotanuki Muneharu(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS23325

Tanto: in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature: Higo Dotanuki Muneharu
Meiji 3 Nen 5 Gatsu Hi(May 1872)

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.
This sword has been polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single Habaki
Blade Length: 26.2 cm 10.3 inches
Curvature: 1.9 cm 0.7 inches
Mekugi-ana: 1 hole
blade width at the base: 2.0 cm 0.8 inches
thickness: 0.9 cm 0.4 inches
Weight: 210 grams
Era: Meiji 3(1872)
Shape: The blade is thick without carve. The shape is like small Naginata.
Jigane: Small itame hada, well-forged with refined texture.
Hamon: Straight with soft nioikuchi. Boshi is round shaped.

Features: Naval Tanto mounting. – This is a short sword owned
by a high-ranking officer. The mounting is a Japanese naval dirk with the
original blade inscribed as Higo Do taanuki Muneharu. As you may
know, most of the swords belonging to the Kawai Army personnel were
lost, and all the possessions they had were lost in the war. Naval
officers were required to possess a short sword, and most of them were
made of a blade-like material such as aluminum instead of iron.
However, there were some military personnel who used signed short
swords like this one. This work is a robust piece resembling a thick
kasane of armor and lacking the typical curvature of a nagaeyari. It was
made by Higo Tonda Kunimaru in the 3rd year of the Meiji era.

Tsuba (guard): Special feature – Naval dirk mounting

From Aoi Art: This work is a naval officer’s piece, with a sturdy
body like a thick kasane of armor and lacking the typical curvature of
aNaginata style Many military personnel were lost as they lost the war,
and their short swords sank into the depths of the sea. The naval dirk
mountings, including this one, belong to high-ranking officials and are in
excellent condition. The body shape by Higo Do-tanuki Munehiro is also
outstanding, and it bears the inscription of the 3rd year of the Meiji era.
We highly recommend this piece.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper
Tsuruta Ayaka made Whole Oshigata.

Auction Starting Price:750,000 JPY-.

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