~ A Japanses c1770 Tanto Dagger with its Black Lacquered Scabbard in Untouched Condition ~
The Tanto and scabbard fit together smoothly.
The grip is sharks skin with a tight cord binding over it. There are 2 gold mounts, possibly in the form of stylised birds with copper bamboo leaves over the ferrel. The catch has gold, silver and copper detailing in a floral pattern. The tang is unsigned.
~ Dimensions ~
The Tanto is 16 inches (41cm) in length with a 12 inch (30cm) blade.
~ Condition ~
Condition wise, the blade is very clean - there are quite a few miniscule nicks to the edge. The grip is complete and tightly bound. The scabbard has wear to the lacquering and is missing an end plate at the tip.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard....Read full description