A SHIN-SHINTO KATANA, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
Sugata [configuration]: Shinogi-zukuri and tori-zori with iroi-mune and chu-kissaki
Kitae [forging pattern]: Ko-itame-hada with some masame
Hamon [tempering pattern]: Ko-gunome-midare becoming wider in the monouichi area, some togari, ashi throughout
Boshi [tip]: Komi-midare with yakizume
Nakago [tang]: Ubu nakago, kuri-jiri, mumei
Habaki [collar]: Gold
Koshirae [mount]: In black lacquered saya with aogai, the tsuka has black ito over black same and the fuchi-kashira are plain iron, copper menuki of mythological figures, round iron tsuba depicting mountain scene
Nagasa [length from kissaki to machi]: 69.4 cm., 273/8 in.
Saki-haba [width at the yokote]: 3.0 cm., 11/8 in.
Moto-haba [width at the machi]: 2.3 cm., 1 in.
- There is some minor scratching to the blade.
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