The blade on this one has age surface pitting and sharpening. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The black saya (scabbard) is wood based and covered in lacquered leather that has been joined at the reverse. The saya has two brass based scalloped fittings. They show wonderful detail with several leaves and cherry blossoms! The top clip works well! The steel based gilded crossguard looks good and is unmarked. The ferrule and pommel cap are also brass based. They are nicely detailed with random pebbling a cherry blossom and leaves. The grip is tightly triple brass wire wrapped, over an off-white pebbled plastic skin and seamed to the reverse. All the wires are intact. I love the beautiful finish to this.
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