14th Century Kamakura Period Japanese Tanto Aikushi Koshirae
The blade of this Tanto is from the first half of the 14th century, with its uchi zori shape, the tip is not curved in a slashing shape but is curved inward the edge, it is also sometimes known as the armour piercing tanto. The blade is still very thick & sharp with original polish and has a great natural grain. The tang is unaltered and original and has a signature which is hard to see due to heavy patina, which is common on such old blades.
The Edo period aikuchi koshirae is in fine condition, covered with lacquered smooth ray skin, quality old habaki. Tsuka has full rayskin cover from a single piece, polished horn fittings throughout the koshirae with lovely matching menuki. The tanto comes with copy of Japanese registration card.