The blade: Shinshinto. Shinogitsukuri with iorimuni, the hada with mokume, magnificent hamon bearing gunome with nie and nioi, partially with ashi. O-gissaki. The tsuka ubu with mei, one nakago-ana, yasurime sujikai, with kurijiri end. Mei (signature) is Chikuzen Kami NOBUHIDE, the obverse side bearing the dating. ''On a day in the 8th month of the 2nd year keio", corresponding to 1866. With golden hibaki. Nobuhide was a student of Kiyomaru ans is highly estimated in Hawley. With impressing and effectful shape of the blade and hamon. In shirasaya.
Dimensions: NAGASA 67.3 CM, TOTAL LENGTH 95.3 CM
Condition: Very good condition
Provenance: German private collection