A Japanese civilian katana. Unsigned. The hilt has matching Menuk. iThe Kashira and Fuchi have a little gilt inlay with the Kashira having a charging bull which being dark coloured is difficult to photograph.The grip covering has some loose strands but these can be trimmed of.The tsuba is steel and is lightly pitted overall. The wooden scabbard is good but there has been a crudish repair to the top quarter which is ok but it could have been done better. The twenty four inch blade which in my opinion is late Koto. ( Circa 1600s. ) Has some original polish with a Midare Hamon. It also has a small Fukure. (Air hole.) One or two very very minor edge nick and and a very very small pitting stain only mentioned for accuracy.To submit this blade for for a restoration polish depends on what type of gambler you are. I would just keep it as it is because it is a good example of a weapon that was carried by a Samurai in Japans Feudal years.