A real great Japanese Tanto from the Muromachi period around 1558 made by Fujiwara Kanetaka


This is a koto tanto of the Mino school of Kanetaka with clearly visible jigane and clear nioi-guchi. He was active around Eiroku times (1558 -1570). He is listed in the Toko Taikan as a 2.5 million yen blacksmith. This knife is in old polish and there are no kizu. The polish shows sharp lines and geometry that indicate it has been professionally done. Muromachi period, Seki’s master craftsman, the first Kanetaka Tanto. Country (Kuni)/Period(Jidai): Mino(Gifu)・Late Muromachi period around 1558 The beautiful tanto of a special precious prop made in the Muromachi period is the best. Bungo kami Fujiwara Kanetaka is a famous swordsmith from the late Muromachi period to the Edo period in the province of Mino. This blade is healthy and has a nice shape. Hozon token Kintaka. This Tanto has tokubetsu kicho Koshirae. Registration card May 25, 1961 Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.106972 Tanto Blade length 29.0 cm, sory 0.3 cm, blade weight 188 gr. Kanetaka, a Minoseki swordsmith of the late Muromachi period. His works were seen around the time of Eizen, and by the time of Bunrō he received Toyogo Mamoru and cut the inscription to Bungo Mori Fujiwara Kanetaka. With Special Valuable Prop Appraisal Certificate. This knife shows no signs of fatigue or shintesu despite being polished many times over the centuries. This sword has a charming sense of ancient dignity when studying it. An NBTHK Hozon paper accompanies the knife, as does a shira-saya, old brass habaki and a storage bag. Overall, this is an attractive, papery, zaimei koto tanto that is beautifully representative of Mino den at the end of the Koto period.

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