Katana with NTHK Papers in Gunto Mounts
Year Made: Meiji
Tempering Pattern: Gonome
Dimensions: Blade Length:
31 7/8", Negasa: 24 13/16", Mihaba: 1
1/16", Sakihaba: 11/16",
Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: WW II Koshirae and Shirasaya with one
piece gold wash Habaki. The wash is mostly worn away (see pic).
Condition: The blade and the shirasaya are both in fine
condition. The gunto koshirae is in very nice condition. There
are a couple of very small chips and one small bump down near the kogiri.
The ito has a few spots where it is starting to fray. These are
visible in the pictures.