Koto Ubu Katana
Year Made: Late Koto
Forging Pattern: Itame mixed with masame
Tempering Pattern: Ko midare with gonome
Dimensions: Nagasa: 27 9/16", Nakago: 7 7/8", Mihaba: 1 1/8", Sakihaba: 11/16", Kasane: 7/32", Sori: 9/16"
Mountings: In shirasaya that looks old but I believe it has been stained which is of little consequence . The shirasaya is solid. The habaki is one piece made to look like a two piece gold and silver combination. It is starting to split along the ha and is a little banged up but is still fairly tight and servicable.
Overall Condition: The blade is solid and the polish is good enough to see the forging and temper. Three is a remnant of a signature that someone attempted to remove. Selling this as an unsigned blade, and priced accordingly.