28.3 Inch ShinShinto Katana with O-Kissaki

Signature:  Mumei
Year Made:  Shin-shinto, 1800s
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Toran Midare In Nie and Nioi
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  28.3 inchesNakago: 8.5 inches 7.5 mm thick and 31 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Shirasaya and solid silver habaki.  An exceptionally elegant and well forged blade made in the style of a Nambukcho era sword with a large Kissaki and diamond cross section.  This is a very lively active blade in the hand and has very nice forging work in the hamon and hada.  The hamon has nice dense ko-nie. Ji-nie and sunagashi are present.  Some small rust spots that did not polish out in the hamon on this otherwise flawless katana.

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