Rare Tanetsugu Gendai Tanto
Signature: Tanetsugu HoriiMade one Lucky Spring Day 1980
Year Made: 1980
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gonome
Dimensions: Nagasa: 9 7/16", Nakago: 3 3/4", Mihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 7/32", Sori: Negative"
Mountings: There is a very good shirasaya in and high quality silk bag stored in a custom box.
Overall Condition: The blade is in excellent condition and includes a high quality two piece gold foiled habaki. This smith had an interesting history, he made very few swords, as he was in a Russian prison till 1948. He worked at the Japan Steel Works until 1980.