Katana with NTHK Papers in Gunto Mounts
Signature: Morioka Masayoshi
Year Made: Meiji

Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gonome with ashi
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.

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