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Two Small Daggers (Tanto)
Two Small Daggers (Tanto)

EDO PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY), THE FIRST SIGNED HOJU, THE SECOND INSCRIBED GASSAN

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Two Small Daggers (Tanto)
Edo period (18th-19th century), the first signed Hoju, the second inscribed Gassan
The small blade with hira-zukuri configuation, iori-mune back, and uchi-zori curvature and decorated with bonji horimono on both sides, the forging pattern mokume with a gunome tempered edge, tang ubu with two mekugi-ana; the second dagger of hira-zukuri configuration with iori-mune back and saki-zori curvature, the forging pattern ayasugi with a suguha tempered edge crossing the outer rings of the mokume pattern, the tip indistinct, the tang ubu with two mekugi-ana; both in wood storage scabbards
6¼in. (15.8cm.); 9½in. (24.2cm.) long (2)
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