Item #: BQ3214 -- An Important Signed Kunimasai Gendai Osoraku Tanto in Shirasaya -- $2750.00
The blade's nakago is ubu one ana, signed, "Kunimasa Saku" and was created in the rare Osoraku form. Two thirds of the total blade is kissaki and the hamon is a very active suguha. Both sides of the blade also display carved bonji. Matsuba Kunimasa is a highly respected Japanese gendai swordsmith from Miyazaki Prefecture and has won many awards in the N.B.T.H.K. Shinsakuto competitions. The habaki is covered in silver foil, and the sword is housed in its original shirasaya. Very fine condition with very minor blade scratches and stains. The shirasaya has lost small portions of the bamboo tape banding. 27.7 cm. nagasa, 41.3 cm. overall in shirasaya.