Large 28.4 Inch ShinShinTo Katana

Signature:  HachiMan KitaMado HaruKuni Tsukuru, Dated Enpo Go Nen Feb.  1678 (Most Likely Gimei)
Forging Pattern:  Mokume with abundant JiNie
Tempering Pattern: Gunome Midare in Nie and Nioi
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  28.4 inchesNakago: 8.7 inches 8 mm thick 30 mm wide
Mountings:  Shirasaya with saya gaki.
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  Blade is in good original polish.  Harukuni was not a high rated smith (chu saku) and the quality of this sword is beyond that ranking, furthermore it looks to be a shin shin to blade and not a shinto sword.  Regardless of thesignature, this is an excellent sword that is very well forged, extremely healthy with excellent hada and a very active hamon.  A bargain at this price.

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