Estimate: $600 – $800
Kai Gunto T97 Navy with lock, black lacquer and polished sami on wood saya with gold gilt brass fittings and cherry blossom menuki. Blackened copper plate naga-maru tsuba with two large blackened o-seppa engraved as radiating sun rays together with six brass, copper and silver seppa. Braided brown cord with wood owners tag hangs from hanger ring. Tsuka is wrapped with brown ito over black lacquer sami on wood. Overall good condition. Shinogi-zukuri blade, nagasa = 61.6cm, iori mune, torii-zori = 1cm, Silver wash habaki, Hamon Suguha with o-maru boshi. Good polish, no chips, bends or abuse noted. Tang signed in five characters including “Ishihara Kanenao Saku”. Showato blade, seki stamp, higaki file marks. See Slough’s p. 76-79.