This is the second blade I ever purchased and in hindsight probably paid too much - It is the only non- koto blade I still have and am letting it go to a collector of these. The Tsuba,Koshi,Fuchira,Kojiri are all carved dragons and the menuki are bunches of arrows. There is a horimono on both sides - one a dragon and this is a pretty nice all in blade.
I paid nearly $4000 for this but will let it go for $3500 and the good thing for you southern friends is that is about $2500.00 US which you have no hope of getting one of these for that price - maybe in a shirasaya . I am heading south for a month but wanted to put the message out there - I can;t take pictures worth a damn but have these and will upload some more later if I can get them ready. Will ship FED-EX you pay - about 50 bucks - will accept pay pal