These types of tanto were popular in the Edo and Meiji era. This specific example probably dates from the later. The dagger is not a showroom piece, and was made simply to be used as a light concealed weapon. The blade is still fairly sharp, with traces of sharpening and very little surface discoloration with copper hakaki. The fittings are made of wood and lacquer. It still has the original color finish with lacquer, although with some edge damage consistent with use and age The whole assembly is very solid. A very original piece for the collector of Japanese weapons Length 12 inch / 30 cm Blade 7 inch / 17.5 cm FREE UK POSTAGE

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