ShinShinto Katana in Higo Koshirae

Signature:  Mumei O-Suriage.  
Year Made:  1800s
Forging Pattern: Mokume/Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gunome in Nie with Ashi
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  28.25 inchesNakago: 8.25 inches 6.5 mm thick and 29 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Very Nice Period Higo Mounts.  Leather bound tsuka with soft metal fittings.  Ribbed saya with a stylized arrow Kojiri.  
Overall Condition:   Very Good.  Nicely mounted in Higo Koshirae from the Edo period.  Very nice soft metal Fuchi, Kashira and Menukis.  The saya is in exceptional condition with few chips and nicks and a nice large silver arrowhead kojiri.  Overall a very nice package that is difficult to replicate at this price.

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