You can see large photos as well under the description. On your laptop or desktop-computer. A superb & powerful strong massive wide Gendaito Katana. That's a top first class magnificent piece! Listed in page 198, 199, 200 of John Scott Slough Gendai Book.
High to superior grade Gendaito. Yoshimune Rank among the top 12 best Gendai-Smith.
The blade is strong massive & wide all the way. Over 1-5/16" at the Habaki & over 1" at the Yokote. Or 3.4 cm at the Habaki & 2.7 cm at Yokote.Blade in mounted in it's full beautiful & attractive & original all in suite. & with all matching # " Type 98 mounts ". Blade is in original first polish & untouched all original like. The way it was made first day, generally very clean & flawless! Jidai (era) : WW2 Showa era. First 4 Kanji's just above signature : Koma No Ken = Devil sword. Signed : Yoshu Saijo Ju Minamoto Yoshimune Saku. Daded : Koki Ni Sen Roku Hyaku Yo Nen San Gatsu Hi = A day in March 1944. The temper-line / Hamon its very flamboyant like burning flames..... Nagasa / cutting edge : 26-3/4. Or 68 cm & very sharp! Blade thickness at the habaki notch : 7.24 mm thick. Width at the habaki : 1-5/16 +. Width at yokote level : 1 +. Beautiful well controlled wide & flamboyant big Juka-Choji on both side. Strong & wide point / kissaki. & there is a nice strong big-boshi turn-back on both side. Hada / grain : a very well forged beautiful Itame mix &. The blade exhibit TON'S of beautiful & very clear activity's all over-it!
The activity's in that blade are total KILLER! Blade condition : in it's very clean & original first. Ith no kizu / flaw.No crack / hagire, no blister, no opening. Beautiful very clean original first polish, mix with just some very minor. & very fine- light surface scuffs / scratches / rubbings here & there, but all are very minor &.
Nothing major at all & nothing further. Koshirai / Mounts WW2 Type 98 Mounts.
Blade rest in it's full & original beautiful & attractive. With all matching sign / # "Type 98 mounts".
All original to the blade, all in suite with nothing missing. + with its original WW2 blue / brown Tassel. Solid Tsuka with original intact silk Ito / wrap & real same/skin. 1 Tsuba & 4 seppa's (all matching #). Scabbard & the button / catch-pin.The whole mounts are beautiful & attractive, just all solid & very sound. Mix with some normal & appropriate wear & tare from age. & light WW2 use mix with a nice patina.
All & all just with nothing to do, & just to enjoy! 100% guaranty authentic & genuine Japanese sword.
Any other question please ask, my description is honest & very accurate. The item "SUPERB WW2 GENDAITO by TAKAHASHI YOSHIMUNE Japanese Samurai Sword Katana" is in sale since Monday, January 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Swords". The seller is "ericowazamono" and is located in New York, New York.
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