Katana by Nobuyoshi with NTHK paper
Signature: Kiku Mon, Echizan no Kami (Nobuyoshi)
Year Made: 1600s
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gunome-Midare
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26.4", Nakago: 8.3", Mihaba: 1 3/16", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: The black saya has a few minor dents but is in good condition. The tsuka is in good condition with nice copper lobster menuki that are 2 3/4" and the ito is tight. The fuchi and kashira are iron and in good condition. There is no tsuba.
Overall Condition: The blade is in very good condition, no flaws, only a few minor scratches. There would be no need to have the blade polished but, if it were, it would be spectacular.