A Bizen ko-dachi
By Munemitsu, Muromachi period (late 15th century)
The blade hon-zukuri, iori-mune, slight koshii-zori, ko-gissaki and carved with futatsu-bi on both sides; the forging pattern itame mixed with mokume in ji-nie, the tempered edge small choji-midare with ashi and tobi-yaki, the boshi midare-komi, the tang ubu, kuri-jiri with one hole and suji-kai file marks, signed Bishu Osafune ju Munemitsu; one-piece silver-foil habaki; 24 7/8in (63.3cm) long; in shirasaya
- Please note this sword is after Munemitsu and should be dated to the 18th century.
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