SAMURAI SWORD & FITTINGS: TANTO
Shinto Period. Signed "Hasebe Yoshishige", c. 1854 (worked in Kozuke prefecture near Tokyo.

Listed in Hawley's references under Japanese Swordsmiths, Revised, W. M. Hawley (c) 1981, YOS 11654). Mounted in Shirazaya (plain wood); accompanied by Koshirai with wooden blade for display purposes: all matching Hondachi style mounts. Cutting edge: 11.125", total length: 15.25", with mounts: 19"