Tensho Mounted Shinto Wakizashi

Signature:  Mumei 1700s
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  22 inchesNakago: 5.8 inches  5.5 mm thick and 26 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Original Tensho style mountings with old leather string wrapped handle with matching fittings.
Overall Condition:  Good.  Most likely a sword mounted for a rich merchant, just shy of a katana's lenght but mounted in katana fittings.  Blade is very well forged that reminds me of a Hizen sword, elegant shape, nice bright suguha hamon, a nicely finished nakago and tight hada.  Polish is hazed over but lines are crisp.  A very nice fully mounted sword and a great value for money.  The fittings alone on this sword are worth over $700.

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