MYOJU O TANTO
This is an outstanding dagger of excellent
condition and quality. Itís blade
has a 12 3/8" nagasa and
is of hirasukuri form. This sword is in 100% polish.
Itís tang is signed Yamashiro Nishijin junin
Umetada Myoju Saku. Mjoju is
a very famous sword maker of the late koto and
early shinto period. This
blade was probably made by one of his students.
This tantoís koshirai is
excellent, with a tsuba of russet iron with
silver floral inlay. The
fuchi/kashira are shibuichi with a bird and
garden motif. The menuki are
shakudo and copper in the form of a finely detailed
owl and songbird.
The saya is speckled red and brown smooth lacquer
in fine condition. All
that is needed to complete this koshirai is
Price: $4,000.00 US