28.3 Inch ShinShinto Katana with O-Kissaki
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.