Signature: Ichiro Matsuba
Year Made: Contemporary
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Midari
Dimensions: Nagasa: 36 1/8″, Nakago: 9 1/2″, Mihaba: 1 3/8“, Sakihaba: 1 1/8″, Kasane: 5/16″, Sori: 1″
Mountings: Modern mounts except tsuba is old iron. The mounts are in excellent condition.
The tsuka has black same with black leather ito with Higo style fuchikashira and dragon on ken menuki.
The saya is done in a very nice kanshitsu lacquer and it has a iron Higo style Kojiri. The habaki is one piece solid silver.
Overall Condition: The blade is in excellent condition.
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