A KOTO TACHI, ATTRIBUTED TO ENJU SCHOOL, MUROMACHI PERIOD, 15TH CENTURY
Sugata [configuration]: Shallow koshi zori, ko-kisaki, iori-mune, bo-hi ending in kaki-otoshi
Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-mokume-hada almost muji-hada
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Narrow suguha in ko-nie and nioi
Boshi [tip]: Narrow sugaha with short kaeri
Nakago [tang]: O-suriage and machi-okuri with three mekugi-ana and kuri-jiri, mumei
Habaki [collar]: copper gilt
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 69.5 cm., 273/8 in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 2 cm., 1/4 in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 1.7 cm., 5/8 in.
- Good condition.
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