Edo era Shinto, Mumei with a nice Koshirae
Tightly fitted and well balanced affordable Iaito
<Swordsmith and sword feature>
Although this sword has no Mei, the blade has a good balance and been preserved finely.
With a nice Koshirae which was fitted tightly, this is an affordable Iai Shinken for practitioners.
The slightly wide blade has an ordinary blade weight, Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune and the blade top is Nakamine.
<Hada - Forging>
Jihada (body of the sword) is Itame mixed with Mokume and coarse Jinie(darkish crystal)granule attaches on the surface.
<Hamon - Temper patterns>
The Hamon is Gunome Midare with nie white crystals attaches abundantly on the cutting edge.
In the Hamon Sunagashi shows it's flowing sand-like pattern.
Boshi- temper line of the tip is Midarekomi(wavy) and turns back to a gentle curl called Komaru.
<Nakago - Tang>
The Tang is Ubu(original) and has Sujigai file marks. Nakago end is Kurijiri shape.
Single piece, gold gilded copper Habaki.
<Koshirae - Mountings>
please check the detail pictures.
Tsuba: Solid iron Tsuba.
Fuchi: With engravings of horse on Shakudo base.
Kashira: With engravings of Shishi(lion) on Nanako pattern Shakudo(copper and gold alloy) base.
Menuki: With engravings (we are not certain about a motif) on polished Shakudo.
Tsuka: Covered with ray skin with Oyatsubu and wrapped with black pure silk in Morohineri-maki style.
Saya: Dark brown Kawarinuri on reddish brown Saya base color.
Polish: There are quite few thin and tiny rusts on the blade.
Defects such as openings, chips and cracks: No Kizu was found however there are some areas of Are.
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|Category||Katana||Blade length||64.0cm/ 2'1.2"/ 2shaku 1sun 1bu|
|Curvature - Sori||1.8cm/ 0.7"/ 6bu||Mekugi (Pegs)||1|
|Blade Bottom Width||28.6mm/ 1.1"/ 9.4bu||Blade Bottom Thickness||7.8mm/ 0.3"/ 2.6bu|
|Blade Top Width||20.2mm/ 0.8"/ 6.6bu||Blade Top Thickness||4.6mm/ 0.18"/ 1.5bu|
|Weight||Blade only: 632g / 1.4lbs
Without Saya: 939g / 2lbs
|Inscription / Signature||None
||Registration in Japan||7 June 1966
Fukuoka Prefecture Board of Education