Shinto period aikuchi tanto with silver mounts

Tanto with silver mounts decorated with waves and cherry blossoms. Ringed brown lacquer scabbard. Hira zukuri blade signed Kanesada

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Description

Tanto, consisting of a blade and a koshirae:
Blade:
Shinto period, signed Kanesada
Blade type characteristics: hira zukuri, iori mune.
Forging pattern of the ji: Masame hada
Tempering: hamon midare
Tempered point: keri tsuyoshi boshi (abrupt temper return)
Tang: ubu keitai, nakagojiri of kurijiri type, two mekugi ana, higaki yasurime (stripes on the nakago)
length of the blade (nagasa): 24,6 cm
Koshirae:
Koshirae of aikuchi type (without tsuba)
Fuchi kashira, koiguchi, kurigata, kojiri "en suite" in silver with chiselled decoration in low relief and small gilded copper inlaid of clouds and foaming waves mixed.
Kogatana with blade signed Kanemitsu and kozuka in silver with chiseled decoration in low relief of sakura flowers (Japanese cherry tree) drifting with the current and inlays in tenzogan, as for the fuchi and kashira, of gilded copper dots symbolizing dew drops.
Wari kogai (kogai separating into two stems that can be used as chopsticks) in silver with the same decoration.
Silver menuki representing a kiri (paulownia) flower, mon of the Matsudaira family, on a same (ray skin) background, the rest of the tsuka (handle covered with whalebone).
Saya (scabbard) made of wood covered with a brown ringed lacquer with green highlights.

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