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Tanto:Fujiwara Korekazu Seitan. Meiji 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi.

Consigned tanto
Ordering number: 03080

Tanto: the NBTHK Tokubetsu-hozon token.
Signature: Fujiwara Korekazu Seitan. Meiji 2 Nen 2 Gatsu Hi.
The blade is polished, with a gold foiled habaki, in a shirasaya.
Blade length: 21.7cm or 8.54inches. Sori: None. Mekugi: 1 . Width at the hamachi: 1.9cm or 0.75inch. Thickness at the hamachi: 0.6cm or 0.24inch.
Era: Meiji period. February 1869.

The blade has been polsihed.
Shape: A hira-zukuri tanto.  
Jitetsu: Jinie appears on the itam-hada.
Hamon: Tight suguha-hamon. The temperline describes roundish arc at the peak that makes a beautiful contrast with the keen kissaki.
Fujiwara Korekazu the 7th forged this tanto. He was born as a nephew of Kato Tsunatoshi. Korekazu went to Edo and succeeded the head family. He made sword at the Hama palace in September 1843. In recognition of this service, the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed him to use a hollyhock crest on the tang of his sword. The Uesugi family of Yonezawa gave him a warm patronage. Shoken Moto-oki in Yonezawa province and Katsumura Norikatu in Mito province were Korekazuユs famous pupils. Korekazu passed away in 1891, aged 75.
On this piece, Korekazu aimed at Awataguchi School.

Price (credit card): JPY 1,000,000-
Price (bank transfer): JPY 980,000-(Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)