The blade on this one has a few scuffs and remains clean and rust-free. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+/Exc++. The blade measures 8 1/4 inches long. The black saya (scabbard) is wood based, leather covered and lacquered with all stitching intact. It has some scrapes but still looks good. The saya has two brass based scalloped fittingsthat retain some lacquer. They show wonderful detail with several leaves and cherry blossoms throughout. The top clip works well! The brass based fitting are all matching. The grip is brass wire wrapped. One of the three wires is lost. The ray-skin grip has some cracks. It has two cherry blossoms over the mekugi (peg).
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