Koto era katana (fss-710)


An older blade with its problems but a great display piece. This katana is waiting for a new owner, it appears to be an older Koto blade with a bit to be desired. The blade has seen its share of use on the battle field for hundreds of years and up to WWII.  It is in a rare version of military mounts with civilian tsuba and leather wrapped tsuka.  This item has a lot of military crasher to it.

The cutting edge is 26.5 and the tang appears to be ubu with 2 holes. The sword is unsigned and ready for a new home!

The mounts are military. There is a wooden surrender tag with much Kanji on either side waiting to be deciphered, an extra treat!

  • Mei: Mumei
  • Date: Edo (1500’s-1600’s)
  • Nagasa: 26-3/8 inches
  • Sori: 6.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 29.5 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 18.0 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.3 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: possibly Itame
  • Hamon: appears Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: used condition and very difficult to see the work in the blade.
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $1,200.00

(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-633.
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