Hirazukuri Wakizashi

Signature: Mumei
Year Made: Late Edo
Forging Pattern: Undeterminable
Tempering Pattern: Undeterminable
Dimensions:   Nagasa:  22 5/8", Nakago: 5 1/8" (measured from the munemachi), Mihaba: 1 3/16", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 9/32", Sori: 1/2"  
Mountings:  The saya appears to be newer made and is in good condition.  The tsuka is 8 3/4" long, solid and also newer made.  The fuchikashira and menuki are old and decent quality.  The ito is tight and nicely done.  The tsuba is 3", nice but appears to be cast.  The habaki is a one piece copper in good condition.  
Overall Condition: The blade is hirazukuri with no major flaws but there are some forging openings most will disappear in a new polish.  The hamachi has be moved forward of the munemachi and the nadago has been ground down a little along the hamachi.

SwordsElliott Tan