This is a stunning example of an early Edo period Japanese Katana. The pictures can never do justice to the breathtaking beauty of this fine work of art. This Katana dates to around 1620 AD and is in remarkable condition. The tang is inscribed on both sides. There are no visible flaws. All of the fittings appear to be genuine to the period of the blade. More pictures available on request. Feel free to ask any questions. I am not an expert in Japanese weaponry but I will do the best that I can to answer. Several knowledgeable individuals have estimated the price of this piece to be near $15,000.00 before the market decline. I am willing to negotiate a reasonable price to get this amazing specimen into the hands of a caring collector.