Japanese Katana (Project Piece) . SJ298

Japanese Katana. I cannot take off the handle on this one easily so cannot tell if the tang (nakago) is signed or unsigned (appears to possible damage if I attempt to take off so leaving as is). The saya (wooden scabbard) is leather wrapped in in heavily worn condition with older patch work. Tsuka (handle) with dark blue wrap in worn condition. Handle has a nice pair of menuki (decorative metal ornaments) under handle wrap. I believe to be Edo period blade and fittings. Nice one piece habaki (blade collar). Approximately 24 inch blade (from end of habaki, approximately 25 inches counting habaki) in overall basic condition with a lot of wear, rust spots, and graying. Also, has cut-out-design tsuba (hand guard) with what looks like a shrimp design. Overall, a decent example katana that could leave as is or restore. Katana blades are typically greater than 23 5/8 inches (60 cm) (2 shaku).

 

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Weight62 oz
Dimensions35 × 4 × 4 in

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