Rare Kogasaru Maru Tanto, unsigned with 2 menuki holes on tang.
Rare Kogasaru Maru Tanto made in Kamakura style.
'Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri' blades like the Kogasaru Maru are sometimes referred to as 'Kogarasu Zukuri', since the blade of the Kogarasu Maru is shaped this way and is well known for its distinctive sugata. The Kogarasu Maru is unique as a bridge between the old double-edged Japanese Ken (based on the Chinese Jian) and the traditional Japanese tachi and eventual katana.
These type of Tantos were very popular in mid and late Edo period.
A tanto in similar koshirae was sold by AOI, a famous sword shop for Euro 2450 and the certificate is depicted in the last photo.
Weight-370g, Size: 34.5cm, Blade Length: 20.4cm,
Blade Width:2.7cm, Age: Edo period
A very nice piece added to my collection.
Price : NOT FOR SALE