Item #: BQ2545 -- An Outstanding Kanemoto Tanto -- $5000.00
An outstanding contemporary tanto by famous WWII gendai smith "Kaneko", listed in "Modern Japanese Swordsmiths, 1868-1945", by Slough (p. 44). Kaneko studied with Watanabe Kanenaga and in 1944 was named the 27th Generation Kanemoto. This masterwork is signed, "27th Kanemoto" and dated 1985. The outstanding hamon is primarily gunome with clear nie and abundant sunagashi. This tanto is completed with a solid silver habaki and kiri wood shirasaya with ivory lined mekugi-ana. 28.7 cm. blade nagasa.