Katana, originally no signature
blade length 71.0cm, curvature 2.0cm, thickness at the base 7mm, width 3.1cm
This is a typical Shin-shinto blade in so-called "Soshu" style. The blade quality is good as Shin-shinto.
The condition of the blade is not very good, and neither is the mount. It may be good enough for iai practice.
Steel has a large wood grain pattern but it is not rough.
Hamon is made of large particles (nie), and its pattern is active choji pattern with many kinsuji. Utsuri appears as midare utsuri pattern, but it is not very clear in this polishing. And many yubashiri appear in ji.
The polishing is Sashikomi style, but by acid. So the hamon is very visible, but difficult to see activities in the steel.
The appearance shows typical "Soshu style" in Shin-shinto period. The smith may be some one in Naotane school or so.
This katana has been used by an iai practician for many years. And recently he resigned to practice it, since he became 80 years old. The condition of the blade is not very good, but still the blade quality is good, and its appearance is interesting.
Originally no signature
Habaki is made of silver.
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