Long ShinShinto Katana by Hiroshige with NTHK Papers
Signature: Echigo Hiroshige
Year Made: 1800s
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha with waves of nie and nioi
Dimensions: Blade Length: 27.9", Nakago: 9.6", Mihaba: 1 3/16", Sakihaba: 3/4", Kasane: 5/16", Sori: 3/8"
Mountings: There is a gunto tsuba, sepa and tsuka, no saya. There is a one piece copper habaki in good condition that appears to have had a silver wash at one time.
Overall Condition: The blade is in good, solid condition with no flaws except for light scratches that run the length of the blade. A good polish would make this blade a nice addition to anyone's collection. Or leave it as is, all the activity is visible in this condition.