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455 lots | 421 with images

December 4, 2013

25 Blythe Road

London, W14 0PD United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 602 4805

Fax: +44 (0)207 602 5973

Email: enquiries@thomasdelmar.com

**A JAPANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)

Lot 1: **A JAPANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO)

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Description: **A JAPANESE SILVER-MOUNTED DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO) with single-edged blade with wavy hamon and a long fuller on each face, signed tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, engraved copper ferrule, banded lacquered grip with silver mounts decorated with foliage in soft metal, in its lacquered saya with silver mounts en suite, and complete with silver accompanying pieces comprising wari-kogai and kozuka 22.5cm; 8 7/8in blade The tang is signed "Kunihiro"

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A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), DATED 1784 with

Lot 2: A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), DATED 1784 with

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Description: A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI TANTO), DATED 1784 with single-edged blade (small nicks), signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana, iron tsuba pierced and chiselled with leaves and enriched with soft metal, fabric-bound sharkskin-covered grip with soft metal mounts including menuki, and the kabuto-gane decorated with a wave pattern, in its lacquered wooden saya decorated with garlands of gilt flowers, complete with signed kozuka decorated with a carp 23.5 cm; 9 1/4 in blade The tanto is signed 'Sendai ju Kunikane' and dated 1784.

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A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI), AND A BONE-MOUNTED

Lot 3: A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI), AND A BONE-MOUNTED

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Description: A JAPANESE DAGGER (AIKUCHI), AND A BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), 19TH CENTURY the first with curved single-edged blade formed with a long fuller and wavy hamon, plain tang pierced with two mekugi-ana, the grip bound with baleen and with soft metal sea shell menuki, in its lacquered saya with signed kozuka; the second with single-edged blade, the hilt and scabbard of characteristic sectional bone carved and engraved with a vertical arrangement of figures in contemporary dress the first: 26.8 cm; 10 5/8 in blade (2) The kozuka signature reads Monju Taro Kanekiyo.

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A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER

Lot 4: A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER

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Description: A JAPANESE SHORT SWORD (WAKIZASHI) AND ANOTHER SWORD (KATANA) with first with curved single-edged blade with wavy hamon (chips), tang with later signature 'Echizen no kami Sukehiro' pierced with a single mekugi-ana, in shira saya; the second with curved single-edged blade, and signed tang pierced with a single mekugi-ana (pitted) the first: 45 cm; 17 3/4 in blade (2)

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A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH

Lot 5: A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH

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Description: A JAPANESE BONE-MOUNTED SWORD (KATANA), LATE 19TH CENTURY with slightly curved single-edged blade, bone tsuba grip and saya, all finely carved with vertically arranged detailed figurative scenes including mounted warriors on the grip and a battle scene on the lower portion of the saya, and with a single ring for suspension (the other ring missing) 50.8cm; 20in blade

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