Long Early Katana

Signature: Kune????
Year Made: Early Edo (1600s/1700s)
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions:   Nagasa:  27 7/8", Nakago:  8", Mihaba:  1 5/16", Sakihaba:  1", Kasane:  9/32", Sori:  3/4"  
Mountings:  The saya and the tsuka are both beyond repair.  The shakudo fuchi is in good condition. The one piece copper habaki is still nice and usable. 
Overall Condition: There is surface rust, pitting and discoloration.  The condition of the blade makes an accurate assessment difficult.  There are a number of small nicks in the edge towards the kissaki.  The chips in the edge, scratches and the rust spots will probably polish outThis is a very strong blade with a nice large kissaki.  Would be a good restoration project and priced accordingly.

SwordsElliott Tan