|Koto Ubu Katana
Signature: Not legible
Year Made: Late Koto
Forging Pattern: Itame mixed with masame
Tempering Pattern: Ko midare with gonome
27 9/16", Nakago: 7 7/8", Mihaba:
1 1/8", Sakihaba: 11/16",
Kasane: 7/32", Sori: 9/16"
Mountings: In shirasaya that looks
old but I believe it has been stained which is of little consequence .
The shirasaya is solid. The habaki is one piece made to look like a
two piece gold and silver combination. It is starting to split along
the ha and is a little banged up but is still fairly tight and servicable.
Overall Condition: The blade is solid and the
polish is good enough to see the forging and temper. Three is a remnant
of a signature that someone attempted to remove. Selling this as an unsigned
blade, and priced accordingly.