Tanto with Bo-Hi and Hagiris
Year Made: Late Shinto or early Shinshinto
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gonome
Dimensions: Nagasa: 12 11/16", Nakago: 4 1/2", Mihaba: 1 5/32", Kasane: 5/16", Sori: 1/4"
Mountings: The shirasaya is a little dinged and has a crack that runs along the seam through the saya and handle. The habaki is wood and part of the handle.
Overall Condition: The blade has Hagiris. The polish is older and could be redone to enhance the appearance. The bo-hi is nicely cut and deep. Nice blade quite surprised that it has hagiris. Perhaps it was a family heirloom that was handed down and kept in good condition for historical reasons.