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
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.