AN AIKUCHI TANTO, mitsumune and musori with suguba hamon, the hada obscured by shallow scratches and slight rust, ubu nakago inscribed Sa, possibly 16th century, 21.7cm. long; with koshikizami-saya (damaged), sahari fittings decorated with insects (kuchigane missing), with kogai formed as a ken, the hilt with a hare running over Lake Biwa, signed Toshishige (menuki missing)

Lot 326 / Sale 4866
an <i>aikuchi tanto</i>, <i>mitsumune</i> and <i>musori</i> with <i>suguba hamon</i>, the <i>hada</i> obscured by shallow scratches and slight rust, <i>ubu nakago</i> inscribed <i>sa</i>, possibly 16th century, 21.7cm. long; with <i>koshikizami-saya</i> (damaged), <i>sahari</i> fittings decorated with insects (<i>kuchigane</i> missing), with <i>kogai</i> formed as a <i>ken</i>, the hilt with a hare running over lake biwa, signed <i>toshishige</i> (<i>menuki</i> missing)

Price Realized £1,210
($1,836)
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

Estimate
    £500 - £700
  • ($759 - $1,062)

Sale Information Sale 4866
Japanese
23 November 1992
London, King Street

Lot Description AN AIKUCHI TANTO, mitsumune and musori with suguba hamon, the hada obscured by shallow scratches and slight rust, ubu nakago inscribed Sa, possibly 16th century, 21.7cm. long; with koshikizami-saya (damaged), sahari fittings decorated with insects (kuchigane missing), with kogai formed as a ken, the hilt with a hare running over Lake Biwa, signed Toshishige (menuki missing)

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