Meiji Bijutsu

Japanese Edo Period Tanto

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1211733
Meiji Bijutsu
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Kita-aoyama 3-14-1
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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Japanese smiths have long been known for their skills in producing high quality swords and knives. Here is such a blade. A great looking tanto (short sword) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) “traditionally” used to slash or stab in close quarters combat.

The tanto comes with a wooden scabbard, which is probably more recent.

Please let me know if you have some questions.

The blade bears some marks of corrosion but cuts very well.
Dimensions: 25 cm (blade 21.5 cm); weight (blade only) 57 g (2 oz)

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