Japanese Showato Samurai Sword (Katana) in Civilian Mounts

25.25" shinogi-zukuri blade with details of grain and temper obscured.  8.75" nakago with one mekugi-ana and five-character arsenal-style signature.  The whole in civilian mounts consisting of old lobate iron tsuba and mismatched fushi-kashira.  Old kabuto-gane with gilt leaves and menuki of fish. Black lacquered saya.


Blade appears to have been cleaned in the European fashion and shows scratches and wear throughout.  Some ware throughout,  Some loss of color to hilt with tsuba showing wear to details.  Scabbard has moderate to severe loss of lacquer.  

Estimate: $300 - $500
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