A Handsomely Mounted Shin Shinto Aikuchi Tanto.
13 1/2-inches in overall length, with a 7 1/2-inch blade. Unsigned. The hiratsukuri blade with gilt habaki. Ribbed black roiro lacquer handle with ribbed red roiro lacquer saya. A kogai completes the koshirae. A nice Tanto with good qualities. Please note; The tanto is a sword, but is used as a knife and usually has a double or single edged, straight bladed. "Aikuchi" is a form of koshirae for small swords in which the hilt and the scabbard meet without a crossguard between them.
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