Cable tanto, in progress

Tanto in the shobu-zukuri style of standard-twist forge-welded cable construction. 10 inch nagasa with dynamic hamon.

Copper habaki. Koshirae mounted with hamidashi tsuba of antique forged wrought iron with matching wari-bashi (or wari-kogai). Seppa of copper.  Partially ribbed, black and red, two-tone saya with “tiger stripe” pattern.

Handle wrapped in same-kawa and black silk ito. Gold dragon menukiand shitodome. Fuchigashira of shibuichi.  By Gabriel Bell.


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