Mounted Shinto Tanto
Signature: HeianJo NobuYoshi
Forging Pattern: Mokume Itame
Tempering Pattern: Very activemidare in Nie with hitasura.
Dimensions: Blade Length: 17.6 inchesNakago: 5.5 inches 6.5 mm thick 27.5 mm wide
Mountings: Very nice original mounts from the 1800s. Shakudo Nanako fuchi kashira with a goose in reeds and menukis of shells. Set off with a nice carved iron tsuba with waves. Nice original handle wrap is intact with large node same. Original saya has many chips, seppas are original to the sword.
Overall Condition: Good. Blade needs a polish to bring out the very active hamon. Has a closed 1 mm blister that might open up with polish. Overall an exceptionally well forged shinto wakizashi in hard to find original period mounts.