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A mounted shinshinto katana inscribed, Minamoto Kiyomaro, and dated Kaei ni nen ni gatsu hi (a day in February 1849). Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu-kissaki toriizori. Hawatare: 2 shaku 1 sun 7 bu 4 rin (65.9 cm / 25.94"). Motohaba: 3.21 cm. Sakihaba: 2.3 cm. Kasane: 6.5 mm. O-gunome midare with choji and ashi iri with, saka-gunome, midare, hotsure, strings of hamon forming nijuba, nado. The jigane is an itame masame mix. In older polish.
The tsuka wrapped in black tsuka ito, the fuchi-kashira are shakudo nanako with a bird and plants with gold highlights. The menuki are gilt copper plants. The tsuba is a good large iron mokugata without decoration. The saya is without damage with textured brown/black lacquer, and a silver kojiri. The habaki is two piece, shakudo with gold foil.
I will absolutely guarantee that this is a gimei Kiyomaro. However, if it should turn out to be genuine, I will happily take it back and refund your money. $3,300