Shin Shinto O-Tanto in ShiraSaya

Signature:  mumei
Forging Pattern:  Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern:  Choji
Dimensions:  Length:  13.5 inchesNakago: 4 inches   
Mountings:  Shirasaya
Overall Condition:  Very good.  Needs a better polish to bring out the activity in this blade.  Nice stout shinshinto tanto that is made to resemble an old soshu tanto.  Niju hi on one side and Bohi with Sohi on other.  There is a 2mm wide by 0.5mm deep nick in the middle of the blade.  Some hazing to the polish but no visible forging flaws.

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