Long Shinto Wakizashi
Year Made: Shinto.
Forging Pattern: Itame, very hard to see as sword has been buffed.
Tempering Pattern: Suguha/midare in ko-nie.
Dimensions: Blade Length: 21.6 inchesNakago: 5 inches 6 mm thick and 25 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Old saya held together with wrapped string at the top, some missing lacquer and the appearance or a repair at the kojiri. Copper "rain pattern" habaki that has been polished to shine like a new penny and a tsuka made of two roughly carved pieces of wood. It also has a small (2.5 X 2 inch) iron tsuba that has been cleaned.
Overall Condition: Good, the sword has been buffed but not hard enough to round off the lines much, has some ware, scratches, tiny nicks and pitting but all pretty minor. Hard to see any detail but looks like there is a fairly nice hada under there and a ko-nie hamon with some interesting activities (most of this seen under 4X magnification). Very difficult to get any detailed photographs due to the glass like finish. There is a healthy boshi but you'll have to take my word on it, as that was very difficult to see, let alone photograph. Sword needs a proper polish and shirasaya and then would most likely be an attractive piece with nice hada and an interesting hamon.