View 1 of Lot 38. A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY.
View 1 of Lot 38. A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY.
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A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY

A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD | 18TH CENTURY

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A TANTO AND A KATANA, THE TANTO, SIGNED MORIMITSU, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY


The first:

Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, mu-zori 

Kitae [forging pattern]: Not visible

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Notari-midare, details obscured

Boshi [tip]: Indistinct, possible o-maru

Nakago [tang]: Ubu with one mekugi-anaha-agari, kuri-jiri signed Morimitsu

Habaki [collar]: Copper

Koshirae [mount]: In black striped saya on a red ground, silver tsuba

Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 27.2 cm., 11 in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2 cm., 3/4 in.

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 1.1 cm., 1/2 in.


The second:

Sugata [configuration]: Hirazukuri, iroi-mune and chu-kisakikoshi-hi

Kitae [forging pattern]: Hame-gokoro, some kizu

Hamon [tempering pattern]: Gunome-medari in nioi, occasional togari

Boshi [tip]: Ko-medari with kaire

Nakago [tang]: Ubu with one mekugi-anaha-agari, kuri-jirimumei

Habaki [collar]: Copper

Koshirae [mount]: Mounted as an aikuchi tanto in ribbed green aogai seya, tsuka with black ito

Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 33.3 cm., 131/8 in.

Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2 cm., 3/4 in.

Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.9 cm., 11/8 in.