An outstanding katana which appears to be from the koto period. This sword reminds one of a Bizen katana.  This blade has the typical characteristics of blades made in the koto era. It also has a chu- Kissaki and straightish slight sori , and is ubu which appears to have a corroded signature that looks like Kunitsugu  but it is hard to make out the last kanji. The activities in the  Ha are very nice with ji-nie . The hamon is an attractive   gunome-ish / notare-midare in a notarish pattern.There is tsunagashi and many hataraki to be found. The hada is covered in ji-nie and is an itame mixed with mokume .  The hada is a denser itame than mokume with a whitish jigane and the hamon is a  gunome/notare midare.  Ko-nie layers the entire hamon blanketing the nioi-guchi.  This katana is very sound and healthy. The blade is more on the straight side for thrusting style. The blade is a true “katate-uchi” or one handed style katana for those who practice this style art.

 The koshirae is clean and fundamental with shakudo menuki of a dragon chasing a pearl   . The fuchi kashira is an engraved cloud like pattern which is picturesque and in old iron. A black lacquered saya with a geometric pattern and quite unique looking . The Tsuba is of Sukashi style with a TATE-KAKU-GATA shape of iron with a shakudo mimi rim. The mounts are a quasi Tachi / Han-dachi style  for a samurai. The blade is not in polish. The sageo is black and the tsuka-ito is black to match.

  • Mei: KUNI (?) second kanji difficult to read.  needs more resurch.
  • Date: (1500’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 25 inches
  • Sori: 2.5 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 28.1 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 17.4 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 8.1 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame/mokume
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good older polish

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