NTHK Papered Tensho Period Katana

Signature:  Mumei, attributed to Kashu KatsuIe (1500s)
Forging Pattern:  Itame
Tempering Pattern: Extremely active Gunome Midare in Nie with Sunagashi
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  27.9 inchesNakago: 9 inches 7 mm thick 33 mm wide
Mountings:  Shirasaya and Shakudo foiled habaki.
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  In excellent pre-war polish.  Some loose grain in areas.  Very active hamon that reaches the shinogi in areas. 

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