|Shinto Sword in Gunto
Mounts with Leather Cover
Tambo no Kamiyoshi
Year Made: Edo Shito period
Forging Pattern: Itami
Tempering Pattern: Gonome
26 13/16", Nakago: 5", Mihaba:
1 3/16", Sakihaba: 3/4",
Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 7/16"
Mountings: The saya is wood with a
leather wrap. The tsuka has a second mekugi ana punched through.
This was not done well and the fittings don't fit properly. Otherwise,
the tsuka is fairly solid.
Overall Condition: The blade is solid with no
kizu but is osuriage with a short nakago. The edge has very minor
dents and surface scratches that give the appearance that the blade was used
for some kind of cutting like maybe brush or bamboo. This may be from
use during WWII. About a 1/16" of the tip is broken off which may also
be WWII damage. All of this damage would be easily removed with a good
polish. The hada and hamon are nice and this sword will be attractive
after a good polish.