This is an excellent dagger in every way.
The blade has a 6 1/4” nagasa
(cutting edge length) and is signed “Masanao”.
This blade was made
during the Shinshinto period (1780-1868) in
about 1800 A.D. It
is of hirazukuri form (slab sided) with thick
armour piercing proportions.
It has a notare homon (swelling temper line)
and is in full polish. The
mounts are of very fine quality with the Fuchi/Kashira
(pommel end caps)
heavily inlayed in golf floral blossoms.
The Kodzuka (side knife handle)
depicts a running oni (house demon) in gold
Price: $4,500.00 US