Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Lot of Two Japanese Tanto in Koshirae.
    Comprising: 1) Having a slightly curved 10 3/4" blade with traces of a wavy temper line. Silver and copper habaki. Iron tsuba with leaf motif. Green cord wrapped fishskin grip with copper menuki. Pair of brass seppa with serrated edges. Fuchi shows a bird and flower motif, missing kashira. Contained in black lacquer wooden scabbard.

    Condition: Blade has been sharpened, exhibits shallow edge nicks and a few kizu. Cord wrap is worn and loose. Scabbard very good with minor chips and dents. Missing its kogatana.

    2) Being an Aikuchi style tanto has a slightly curved 13 3/8" blade with traces of a straight temper line. Brass habaki cut with diagonal lines. Black painted handle mounted with copper flower and berry menuki. Contained in black painted wooden scabbard.

    Condition: Blade is very good, cleaned bright, exhibits areas of kizu and minor pitting. Handle is excellent as over-painted. Scabbard also excellent as over-painted. Missing its kogatana.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 377

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $618,265