Mounted Koto 27.3 inch Katana with Groove

Signature:  Mumei.  
Forging Pattern:  Itame
Tempering Pattern:  Midare
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  27.3 inchesNakago: 7.8 inches 6 mm thick 29 mm wide
Mountings:  Old buke zukuri mounts.  Nice Shakudo menukis of hawk feathers and fuchi of shakudo with gold inlaid vines.  Old iron tsuba with inlaid vines.  Saya has significant lacquer chips but foundation is sound.
Overall Condition:  Fair.  This is a nice long o-suriage koto blade with a very elegant curve and a good Hi.  The sword is a little bit tired but all the temper is still there.  Some areas of hazing, scratches and a few small nicks.

SwordsElliott Tan