Japanese Mixed-Metal Ritual Tanto

Meiji Period, 19th Century

the double-edged ken blade with a single silver habaki decorated with stylised waves, one side of the blade with carved depiction of Fudou Myou-Ou on a background of flames, the reverse with bonji inscription and lotus rendai, the gold mekugi of simple circular form connecting to the vajra-shaped hilt, the impressive scabbard entwined by a silver dragon with gold flames emanating from its body

Total length 46.5 cm, blade length 27.5 cm
Provenance: The Estate of Jack Allcott Esquire, England; Private Collection, Sydney; Thence by Descent
  • EStimate $40,000 - $60,000
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