This one is nice with traces of factory lacquer remaining. The plated blade on this one has some age and crazing I have not tried to clean. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+. The blade measures 8 1/4 inches long. The black saya (scabbard) is wood based, covered in polished shark-skin and lacquered. It has some bumps and scrapes but still looks good. The saya has two brass based scalloped fittings. 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 tightly triple brass wire wrapped, over a multi-toned pebbled ray skin and seamed to the reverse. If you look at this the texture is interesting. It has two cherry blossoms over the mekugi (peg).
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