Early Shinto Wakizashi, Long with Hi

Signature: Mumei.
Year Made:  Early Shinto
Forging Pattern: Mokume/itame. 
Tempering Pattern: Midare
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  19.75 inchesNakago: 4.5 inches 6 mm thick and 27 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Fairly new good quality shirasaya with nicely done silver foil "rain" pattern habaki.
Overall Condition:  Excellent, in fresh polish. A nice, longer wakizashi with bo-bi and a nice prominent hada. Hamon in nioi with nie and ji-nie in places. A "sleepy" hamon under a kesho polish is difficult to photograph but will provide many hours of enjoyment in person. All in all a very light and elegant, well forged wakizashi.

SwordsElliott Tan