Antique Japanese Dagger (Tantō) by Uenori
This is an antique dagger (tantō) in a plain wooden scabbard (shira-saya). It is an armor-piercer dagger (yoroidoshi) and has finely cut groove (hi) to lighten the very thick blade. This sword blade dates from the late Edo Period mid-19th Century by Uenori of Mimasaka Province. The blade shows a nice wave-like style (notareba) temper pattern (hamon). The forging pattern (jihada) shows a random flow of the grain (itame).
The blade has been authenticated and deemed to be of good quality and worthy of historical preservation by the Japanese Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai). An English translation of the Japanese appiral paper is included. The dagger itself is signed and authenticated to be the work of Uenori by the NBTHK. The blade dates from the late Edo Period circa the early to mid-19th Century. The blade is 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick just above the blade collar (habaki). The cutting-edge length of the blade (nagasa) measures 11.1 inches (28.19 cm) long. The full length of the dagger in is 11.3 inches (28.6 cm). Overall, the condition of the blade is exceptionally fine, the art polish has only a few very minor scratches and stains.
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