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Smith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’ Nara School Work Ancient Hand Forged Tanto Blade C1680’s- 1730’s Smith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU Other Blades
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£ 895

Smith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’ Nara School Work Ancient Hand Forged Tanto Blade C1680’s- 1730’s Smith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU Other Blades

Cheshire, North West
ad ref. GS0368CBF
BladesOther Blades
Used£ 895
TradeSmith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’ Nara School Work
c.1680’s- 1730’s17652

Ancient Hand Forged Tanto Blade C1680’s- 1730’s Smith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’ Nara School Work Japanese Tanto With C1880’s Mounts, Scabbard, Ko-Gatana Short Knife & Expert Assessment Notes. Sn 17652 - 17652

An ancient Japanese Tanto blade in later mounts. The piece has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes and drawing of the blade accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “The blade has a cutting edge of 12”. The blade is ascribed Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’. There were 7 Generations of Hiro Shige in Musashi province working from 1624-1860. The first 2 well rated. Possibly 2nd Generation. There were also several other Smiths using the family name or title ‘Shitahara’. It would take a Japanese expert to work out which man made this. Hamon temper line is Suguha Straight. Difficult to see not in polish. Looks like Nie crystals to edge structure Jihada. To scratched and with fine old rust on surface obscuring the beauty of the forging. Otherwise looks healthy only tiny nibble on edge. A couple of small bends on back edge. Saya is 19th Century with a design of Chidori birds and Bamboo worked in different colour lacquer. Tsuba is rounded square in iron with carved bugs & plants C1800. Possibly Nara school work. Tsuka is missing binding & Menuki ornaments. Fuchi is cast silver metal worked with Rabbit theme circa 1880’s when this Tanto was put together for export sale from Japan. Been a reasonable quality item in its day. Ko-Gatana is 20th century replacement, needs good 19th century By-Knife. Tanto needing Polishing & Re-bind to complete”. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17652
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CategoryBlades
SubcategoryOther Blades
ConditionUsed
Price£ 895
Sale typeTrade
MakeSmith Signed ‘BUSHU SHITAHARA JU HIRO SHIGE’ Nara School Work
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