Koto Mihara Katana
Signature: Bushu Mihara Masazane
Year Made: Koto/1500
Forging Pattern: Mokume-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha with Ko-Midare
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26.5 ", Nakago: 7.8", Mihaba: 1 1/8", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 7/16"
Mountings: The habaki is one piece copper, it is solid but not very well proportioned. Rest of the fittings are junk.
Overall Condition: The blade is O-Suriogi but solid with no significant problems below the shinogi that a good polish won't remove. There are some forging openings in the shinogiji that will be minimized in a polish if not removed. There is plenty of hamon that this can be corrected when polished.