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Mumei Shinshinto Katana
An ubu mumei shinshinto katana. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu kissaki. Hawatare: 2 shaku 3 sun 1 bu (70 cm / 27.56"). Motohaba: 3.19 cm. Sakihaba: 2.13 cm. Kasane: 7.4 mm. Chu suguba notare, with a even bright habuchi with a soft appearance. The boshi is omaru, and komaru. The jigane is an even nishiji with jinie and short chikei. In polish and shirasaya. I suspect that the polish was done by Muneyoshi Nakajima, a polisher in the SF Bay area back in the 1960s. I believe that the copper habaki was made at the time of polishing. This is from an old collection, and has never been submitted to shinsa.