Blade in Original Period Mounts
Year Made: Shinshinto
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Choji Midare
27 1/8", Nakago: 7 1/4", Mihaba: 1
3/8", Sakihaba: 1",
Kasane: 9/32", Sori: 11/16"
Mountings: Stone finish saya.
period mounts, iron tsuba and one piece copper habaki
Overall Condition: The blade
has no forging flaws, is very wide and health. There are scuff marks
and some rub marks but the blade can still be easily enjoyed as is.
The fittings are all matching and in very good condition. The
lacquered ito is deteriorating, very easily
restored for a few hundred dollars to a color of your choice. Very nice
same and menuki. The tsuba is iron and habaki is a one piece copper
some of the original gold plating left. Overall a nice original
and complete package.