Long Early Katana
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.