"17"cutting edge. Tang ubu one hole signed "ETCHU (no) JU SHIGEKIYO". Active 1624 AD from Etchu province. Late Norishige school. Temper chu notare midare. Reference old Hawley's, SH 85. Kozoka & koigai of shakudo with gold roof huts, signed "MASATOSHI". Reference Kinko Meikan, page 449. All soft metal fittings shakudo of a good dark blue finish. Tsuba, shakudo nanako with a gold dragon at its edge. Fuchi kashira in the Mino Goto style of shakudo nanako with gold autumn flowers. Condition: Blade in reasonable good old polish, some chips and cracks to the lacquer.