Papered Oei Bizen Masamitsu O-Suriage Katana

Signature:  Mumei
Forging Pattern:  Mokume with Itame
Tempering Pattern: Chiji Midare with Utsure
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  23.75 inchesNakago: 6.25 inches 5 mm thick and 26 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Shirasaya
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  A rare opportunity to own a fully restored and papered Oei Bizen sword.  This was a katana that was shortened by about 5 inches to just short of being a Katana.  NTHK paper attributed to MasaMitsu, a very highly rated smith that worked in the 1300s.

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