A KATANA, SIGNED KUNISUGU, EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
the nakago [tang] is signed Kunitsugu, the condition prevents a detailed description of the blade, however it has a deep tori-zori, the han-dachi koshirae is of red lacquer depicting a moonlit landscape with mythological creatures, the tsuka has leather ito over white same
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 61.8 cm., 243/8 in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 1.2 cm., 3/8 in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.9 cm., 11/8 in.
- The blade is badly stained and rubbed.
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