ITEM # swd-27
Lovely sword in aspects, the fittings are very nice as is the 100% flawless shinto period blade,(maybe early shin shinto ) .
Blade - 26 Inch (66.1 cm )
Mei - removed ( signature removed )
Sori - 16 mm
Keguki - 1
Width at the hamachi - 3.1 cm
Wide at the Kissaki - 2.0 cm
Kasane - 0.62 cm
Era - Late shinto period (maybe early shinshinto )
Hamon -O Choji Midare
Jitetsu - Ko itame hada like muji style
Tsuba- Iron with gold & silver inlaid birds & reeds
Fuchi / kashira - Iron with Gold shi shi dogs
Menuki - Gold & shakudo dragons wrapped around Buddhist sword
Habaki - solid silver with a combination of falling rain design & cat scratch design
Saya - Black lacquered with individual carved ring sections like lobster tail.
The blade has no flaws what so ever, on the shinogi back towards the habaki there is a couple of very tiny black spots, They do not detract from the looks or value,they are small & will polish out, however they do not need to come off.
This is a magnificent sword & reasonable priced.
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