Long Shinto Katana Signed Hizen YoshiTsugu
Signature: Hizen Ju YoshiTsugu
Year Made: 1700s
Forging Pattern: Tight mokume hada.
Tempering Pattern: Suguha/midare in very fine ko-nie etc
Dimensions: Nagasa: 27", Nakago: 7 3/8"1 3/16", Mihaba: 1 3/16", Sakihaba: 13/16", Kasane: 7/32", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: There are no mountings for this blade other than the habaki.
Overall Condition: At some point someone tried polishing this blade with something. You can see the difference between the shinogi-ji/bo hi area where they didn't try to polish it and the hada. This makes it very difficult to get good pictures of the hada and the hamon. The blade is actually in good condition except for a few rust spots that were cleaned out. They can be seen in the fifth picture. These spots should largely disappear with a good polish and the hamon will be very attractive.