30 1/2" OAL, 21" blade, a strong, wavy hamon, attractive and vivid grain, silver plated habaki, blackened copper octagonal tsuba, gold accented menuki depicting men in boats. The tang has one mekugi-ana, with an inlaid metal, two-symbol, signature. An included NTHK worksheet describes this signature as "Kanemoto", but lists it as fake. While not granted certification, the evaluators estimated the item as being of the Edo period, Darani school, Kaga province. A cloth case with floral motifs is included. Fine. Some light spotting and handling marks are present on the otherwise excellent blade, with some cracking and splitting of the saya, fraying of the grip wrap, and mild handling overall. The tang is well aged in appearance. Minor stains and wear on the case.
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