Shinto Wakizashi with BoHi and SameZaya

Signature:  Mumei
Year Made:  1700s
Forging Pattern:  Mokume Itame
Tempering Pattern:  Suguha Midare in Nie deki
Dimensions:  Length:  18.4 inchesNakago: 4.7 inches   
Mountings:  Old same zaya.
Overall Condition:  Good.  Very nicely forged blade with nice active itame hada, a nice Bohi and an exceptional nakago.  It does have a small dent about .25 inch wide.  The sword has its original polish but was shined up with polishing compound which makes it very difficult to photograph its details.  Hamon is all present and the boshi is healthy.  Some rust spots, a great candidate for minor restoration.

SwordsElliott Tan