27.25 Shinto Katana in Handachi Mounts

Signature:  Mumei
Year Made:  1600s
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  27.25 inchesNakago: 7.75 inches 7 mm thick and 28 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Habaki Only and original iron Handachi Mounts.  Tsuba and kurikata missing.
Overall Condition:  Good.  Classic shinto katana with excellent balance and an elegant curve.  There is some loose grain and 2 fukure about 8 inches from the hamachi.  In original pre war polish with some stable rust and hazing.  It is exceedingly difficult to find original iron handachi mounts.

SwordsElliott Tan