Rated 1.5 Million Smith. Taisho trough early-Showa Era "Tokyo". Listed in page 196 of John Scott Slough Gendai Book. Blade in mounted in it's full very nice & attractive & original all in suite.& with all matching # " early Type 98 mounts ". Blade is in original first polish, generally very clean & flawless! Cutting Test : Haku Do Tameshi Mei. Yoshichika cutting-test where performed by Nakayama Hakudo, an important & famous Showa era Swordsman. Jidai (era) : Showa circa 1930's. Horimono : Bohi / Groove on both side. Nagasa / cutting edge : 26-1/4. Blade thickness at the habaki notch : 6.99 mm thick. Width at the habaki : 1-1/8. Width at yokote level : 13/16. Beautiful well controlled wide vawy Gunome -ba on both side. & there is a nice strong big-boshi turn-back on both side.
Hada / grain : a very well forged beautiful fine & sparkling ko-Itame mix &. The blade exhibit some beautiful & very clear activity's all over-it!
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 here & there, but all are very minor &. Nothing major at all & nothing further. Blade rest in it's full very nice & attractive & original all in suite.& all matching sign / # " early 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.
Metal scabbard & the button / catch pin. The whole mounts are pretty-nice & attractive, just all solid & sound. Mix with some normal & appropriate wear & tare from age. & 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 "GENDAITO by MINANOTO YOCHICHIKA ca. 1930 + CUTTING TEST Japanese Samurai Sword" 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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