Signature: Mino no Kami Fuji---Suriage
Year Made: Shinto (1700s)
Forging Pattern: Itame/Mokume.
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions: Nagasa: 19 3/16", Nakago: 4 5/8", Mihaba: 1 5/32", Sakihaba: 29/32", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 7/16"
Mountings: Saya is missing the kirikata, has dings and scratches and a large piece of the urushi missing at the koiguchi. The tsuka 6 3/4" long with iron wood patterned fuchikashira with mon. The ito has some ware spots. The menuki are shakudo with gold accents. The tsuba is iron, 2 15/16" in length and the habaki is silver foiled.
Overall Condition: The blade no significant defects. There are spots of old spider rust that have been cleaned and one very minor chip in the edge. These will all disappear with a good polish.