Koto Shobu Zukuri Wakizashi with Horimono
Signature: Kane X, second kanji rusted away.
Year Made: Koto
Forging Pattern: Impossible to determine as ji has been burnished,
Tempering Pattern: Midare in nie with tobiyaki, other details obscured by polish.
Dimensions: Blade Length: 16 inchesNakago: 4.6 inches 5 mm thick and 33.3 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Black lacquered saya in good condition, some scuffing and scratches, no kurikata. Shirasaya tsuka of recent manufacture. Silver foil habaki.
Overall Condition: Good, nice horimono of gomabashi and bonji needs a professional polish to be fully appreciated. Has a few small nicks in edge and a few ware and a rust pit in the kissaki.