Koto Bizen Katana

Signature:  SadaHiro, Dated Enpo 2, August (1679)
Forging Pattern:  Itame
Tempering Pattern: Choji Midare
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  27.5 inchesNakago: 8 inches 7 mm thick 28 mm wide
Mountings:  Old mounts in shakudo with dragon menukis.  Tsuba looks to be an older cast.  Saya has been painted red.
Overall Condition:  Fair. Blade has some nicks, loose grain and scratches.  Nice elegant old koto blade from the 1600.

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