A Later Soshu School Katana
Muromachi period (15th century), illegibly signed Soshu...
Shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune, chu-gissaki, koshi-zori with itame mixed with mokume hada-tatsu and masame along the shinogi, the tempered edge gunome-midare of nie, with ashi, tobi-yaki, ni-juba and a midare-komi boshi, tang o-suriage two holes and part of a third and kiri file marks, 27¼in. (69.2cm.) long, two-piece silver habaki, in shirasaya
With Hozon token (Sword worthy of preserving) certificate no. 304805 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1985.7.27