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    Japanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’, Japanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’, Protect Other Blades
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    Japanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’, Japanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’, Protect Other Blades

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    JAPANESE EXPERT ASSESSED WORTHY OF PRESERVATION**ANCIENT BLADE C1469-1487** Japanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’, Protective Japanese Maple Wood Shira Saya Resting Mounts Additional Sword Hilt Wood Blade, Scabbard, Bag - 18044

    This ancient Japanese small tanto blade is in superb condition. In 1998 this blade was assessed by a Japanese blade expert. The sword is accompanied by original judgement documents from the expert with stylised Japanese script, ink stamps and an original rubbing of the blade tang taken during the assessment. The documents have been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and photocopies of the original Japanese assessment documents with his hand written translation notes and his assessment are also included. Extracts from the assessment and notes include “Tanto (Ko small) yori doshi armour piercing. An ancient blade. It is in mint polish having been restored in Japan. Worn edge lost shape with polishing over centuries. Some small flaws but healthy good for its age. The blade is inscribed with the name Uda Kuni Mune. There are 6 generations working from 1381-1555. I have compared this tang to Osigata & it looks like 4th generation C1469-1487 Bunmei era. In Shira Saya resting mounts. It comes with a set of papers A Kan Tei Sho (written expert opinion). I have never seen this paper before. It is not one of the main 3 recognised by the Japanese government. I am struggling to read it because of its mixture of Japanese Kanji & Kana. It seems to be opinion by a shop/dealer or polisher based Musashiya Co Osaka and be an organisation calling itself JTK Juho Token Kensykai. It seems to be signed by a man called Enuo Kazu o.. Comes with 19th Century mounts, extended long but original saya. Nice old iron tsuba and good quality menuki. Good rated smith made superior sharp blades, needs more research. The paper certificate is stating a shoshin Genuine signature & worthy of preservation”. In his drawing of the blade bill states “ cutting edge is just over 7”. Hada grain itame mixed with masame. Suguha hamon edged with fine nie crystals and with Kin Suji lines in places. Large signature is a feature of this smith also placed in centre of tang Kuri Jiri shape”. The price for this ancient blade with original Japanese & UK expert opinions includes UK delivery. Sn 18044
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategoryOther Blades
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,975
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeJapanese Armour Piercing Ko-Tanto Blade Smith Signed By ‘Uda Kuni Mune’,
    Manufactured Yearc.1469-1487
    Your reference18044

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