Which is a shame because it appears to have been once a very nice blade. The blade seems to be slightly bent as well.
The Tsuka, Fuchi, and Kashira are NOT original to thisthey were added to I can mount the sword. I will include another mekugi as the other has been removed one too many times They were added on as the original was too far gone. The Saya, Tsuba, Habaki, and seppa are original. The hamon is quite nice on the blade. I would describe it as Notare with Ara Nie and Sunagashi.
It looks like layers of sand on a beach. It has a Kaeri fukai boshi. If you're looking for a nice blade this is not it.
If you're looking for a blade to study and handle freely to get the characteristics of a Japanese blade this may be it. If you'd like more let me know. I'd like to add(which I forget) the Fuchi and Kashira are junk Chinese fittings. Please don't expect anything special. Listing is mainly for the blade.Tsuka was only added so the blade could be mounted. The item "Japanese Samurai Sword Katana WWII Bringback" is in sale since Sunday, October 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese".
The seller is "logane09" and is located in Bessemer, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.