A koto bizen tachi blade
Attributed to the Yoshikoka Ichimonji school, 14th century
Of strong koshi-zori, shinogi-zukuri with bo-hi either side extending from the ko-kissaki deep into the nakago, broad choji-midare hamon of nie and nioi with much sunagashi, itame-hada with some midare utsuri, suriage-nakago with one mekugi-ana, mumei; in shirazaya with sayagaki; with koshirae: kinji lacquered saya with kirimon in gold takamakie, gold lacquered tsuba and menuki with kiri-mon, later gold lacquered fuchi-kashira.
The blade, 62.1cm (24½in). ((3).).