Katana with NTHK Papers in Gunto Mounts
Signature: Morioka Masayoshi
Year Made: Meiji
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Gonome with ashi
Dimensions: Blade Length: 31 7/8", Negasa: 24 13/16", Mihaba: 1 1/16", Sakihaba: 11/16", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: WW II Koshirae and Shirasaya with one piece gold wash Habaki. The wash is mostly worn away (see pic).
Condition: The blade and the shirasaya are both in fine condition. The gunto koshirae is in very nice condition. There are a couple of very small chips and one small bump down near the kogiri. The ito has a few spots where it is starting to fray. These are visible in the pictures.