|Late Koto blade in WWII in Gunto mounts|
Year Made: Late Koto. 1500s
Forging Pattern: Itamne
Tempering Pattern: Suguha with choji.
Dimensions: Nagasa: 26 7/16", Nakago: 8 1/8", Mihaba: 1 3/16", Sakihaba: 13/16", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: WW II gunto mountings with leather covered saya that is in very good condition. The stitching is all there, the leather is in very good condition for it's age and the wooden saya is solid. The tsuka and same are solid. The ito is a little loose and no noticeable fraying. The tsuba is in good condition, the habaki is one piece copper with a little split in the seem on the ha.
Overall Condition: The blade is straight, no kizu, and a good old polish. There are some minor rub marks and scratches especially on one side close to the boshi.