Measuring 24 1/2 inches overall, with a 17 1/2 inch blade, showing a straight hamon, a set of two bo-hi grooves on each side, and a two piece gold washed habaki which is sculpted to match the larger grooves. fitted with a round iron tsuba with pierced through designs, gold accented blackened fuchi, black horn kashira, green suede wrap over gold accented oxen and cart themed menuki, and a black lacquer saya with matching ox cart decoration on the kogatana. The tang shows three mekugi-ana, with the larger of the bo-hi running clear off the end and no visible signature. With an embroidered cloth case.
Very good overall. Areas of spotting and discoloration are present on the blade, with some nicks along the edge, evidence of polishing on the right side, and mild wear/handling marks. The tsuba shows heavier oxidization and a deep brown patina, the saya shows minor scuffing and chipping of the finish, and the furniture is generally fine.
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