Japanese Tanto made by Masashige saku(Sengo) son of the legendary Muramasa 1532 / 1555


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“Explore the Elegance and Legacy of the Masashige Tantō: A Masterpiece with NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Discover the exquisite craftsmanship of this Masashige tantō, a true masterpiece that carries the legacy of the legendary Muramasa. Authenticated by the prestigious NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon, this tantō offers more than just a blade – it tells a captivating story of the renowned Masashige, son of the famed Muramasa. Crafted during the Tenbun era of the Muromachi period, this tantō showcases the remarkable skill of Masashige, belonging to the esteemed Jyojyo saku ranking. The blade, measuring approximately 25.6 inches, boasts a wide and thick profile with Saki Zori, creating a visually striking and functional design. The jitetsu, or steel grain pattern, exhibits a well-grained itame hada with Jinie attached, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail. The hamon, characterized by Nie Deki and square Gunome Midare, is uniform on both sides, with impressive Sunagashi and Tobiyaki enhancing its visual allure. The kissaki, featuring a round shape, adds to the tantō’s overall aesthetic appeal. This tantō comes with a gold-foiled double habaki, adding a touch of opulence to the blade. The koshirae, including a Shakudo Fuchikashira and a black and dark brown Saya with Inro Kizami, exudes elegance. The silver Kozuka, adorned with engravings of a dragonfly and butterfly, along with a gold-colored dragonfly Menuki, contribute to the tantō’s aesthetic richness. Delve into the historical significance of the tantō, with a signature from the Late Edo period by Naomitsu and a Kogatana signature from Mino kami Fujiwara Masatsune. Housed in a stunning koshirea, this tantō beckons enthusiasts and collectors alike to explore its intricate details and historical connections. Immerse yourself in the world of Masashige, a master swordsmith whose blades were sought after by powerful clans and warlords. This tantō, echoing the Muramasa tradition, is not just a blade; it’s a piece of Japanese swordmaking history waiting to be cherished.”

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