Emura Gendaito Katana
Year Made: Showa
Forging Pattern: Itame
Tempering Pattern: Ko-Gunome with nie and nioi
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26 ", Nakago: 7 5/8", Mihaba: 1 5/16", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 9/32", Sori: 5/8"
Mountings: WW II Koshirae with one piece gold washed Habaki
Condition: Good. Fittings are in good condition and blade has not been restored since the war and shows some honest wear from use. This is one of the nicer Emura blades that I have seen, the hanmon is vibrant and the hada active. Emura was the warden of the Okayama prison and used prison labor to work on his swords for the war effort. His swords are very sought after and have seen dramatic appreciation over the years.