|Long Shinto Katana signed Hizen Tadayoshi|
no Kami Tadayoshi
Year Made: Shinshinto
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions: Nagasa: 27 1/2", Nakago: 7 1/8", Mihaba: 1 7/32", Sakihaba: 13/16", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 3/4"
Mountings: The blade is in a saya with a one piece copper habaki. There are other dents and scratches in the saya but some one with good woodworking skills could repair the saya.
Overall Condition: There are a number of pin point rust dimples along the edge on both sides starting from the hamachi going half way up the blade (see last two pictures). There is also another are area of rust in the blade starting about 4 1/2" from the nakago (see last picture). There is some rust in the shinogi-ji. There are no other problems in the blade that wouldn't come out in a polish. The habaki is banged up but could be made serviceable. The seem on the hamachi is in good condition. The saya is splitting along some areas of the seems near the koiguchi and the kogiri. There is no koiguchi or kogiri and there is some missing wood at the koiguchi.