Orginal description from auction: A great KATANA with a beautiful Edo period KOSHIRAE mounting, the blade dates back to Japan in the Shinto period (1600 – 1780)
Here comes a Shinto period Katana sword with a precious Koshirae mounting, dating back to the Edo period.
Blade: This blade dates to the Shinto period (1600 - 1780).
NAGASA: 21.4 inches. (54,36 cm)
Mounting: The sheath Saya is made of fabric coated wood showing an appealing golden decoration with butterflies and water wheels. The scabbard tip Kojiri is made of gilt Shakudo and features a dragon. The Sukashi - open work - Shakudo tsuba shows an elegant water lily design. The ferrule Fuchi as well as the buttcap Kachira are also made of Shakudo and again we see dragons. The hilt is coated with Same ray skin and has a fine Ito hilt binding. Underneath the Ito we find a Menuki on each side, made of copper. One can be identified as a warrior, the other as an Oni. The entire Koshirae dates back to the Edo period (1603 - 1867).
Condition: Blade appears to be shortened and has one surface crack. The entire Koshirae is in very good condition with NO RESTORATION.
Total length is 37 inches. (94 cm)