Papered Koto NoDachi

Signature:  Mumei, Attributed to Kane Yoshi
Forging Pattern:  Itame with Masame
Tempering Pattern: Sanbon Midare in Nie
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  22.8 inchesNakago: 5 inches 6mm thick and 27mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Shirasaya
Overall Condition:  Very Good.  There were many generations of KaneYoshi, i would place this sword in a mid generation smith that worked in the 1500s or earlier.  Good clean Japanese polish.  Shirasaya has some dents.  Very elegant shape and an exceptional value.  To restore a blade to this level would cost about $2000.

SwordsElliott Tan