Trade17th Century Shirasaya Tanto Signed Michisada
~ 17th Century Shirasaya Tanto Signed Michisada ~
A lovely quality tanto with one mekugi-ana and signed Michisada.
Featuring a short red painted fuller and further incised to either side with stylised characters highlighted in red.
The blade has a shallow wavy hamon and is contained in its wooden shira-saya.
~ Condition ~
There are round inserts of bone either side of the Mekugi pin, one of these is missing.
There is a slight split on the lower edge of the brass ‘habaki’, but this is not too bad thankfully.
There is also a split along the bottom edge of the wooden saya (scabbard).
In all other aspects the item is in a very nice condition for its age.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 36cm (14 Inches).
The piece has an overall length of 56cm (22 Inches).
It weighs 670g.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £20 or it can be inspected in our shop.