Signed NoriMitsu Muromachi Uchigatana in polish and shirasaya
Year Made: 1600s
Forging Pattern: Mokeume with Itame
Tempering Pattern: Midare in Nioi guchi with Nie. Splashes of nie in the hamon with sunagashi and inazuma.
Dimensions: Blade length: 60.8cm, Nakago length: 13cm, Thickness at munemachi: 7mm , Width at munemachi: 30mm, Thickness at yokote: 5.5mm , Width at yokote: 21mm
Mountings: In top quality shirasaya, professional polish and silver foiled habaki.
Overall Condition: Excellent. In the late Muromachi period, uchigatana forged to be used with one hand became popular, this is a fine example of that from with a very graceful shape and balance. Restoration on this sword was done by top craftsmen at a of costs over $2500 and months of waiting.