Antique Nihonto - Kinnoto, Late Edo, Unsigned
Fukure, kitae ware on the omote, kitae ware on the ura
Kinnoto were the favored swords of samurai partisans who sided with the Emperor in the conflict between imperial and shogunate forces at the end of the Tokugawa period. They tended to be longer, wider, and straighter, with large fittings.
Nagasa: 29 3/8"
motohaba: 1 3/8"
Tsuka 10 3/8"
Total length 43 1/2"