Gendaito by Miyaguchi Kunimori

Signature: Miyaguchi Kunimori Saku Kore Wo (Also known as Toshihiro and Yasuhiro).
Year Made: WW II era
Forging Pattern: Impossible to tell
Tempering Pattern: Very hard to see, possibly gunome midare
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.625 inchesNakago: 8.375 inches 7 mm thick and 33 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: Mixed un-matched shin-gunto saya in good condition. Kai-gunto tsuka with no ito or menuki. Artificial samé and missing one seppa.
Overall Condition: Good, The sword has been buffed to a mirror-like shine, impossible to photograph any detail. This sword was made by a highly ranked smith who studied under his father Masatoshi and also under Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu. He was appointed master smith at the Nihonto Tanren Kai and later became head instructor at the Okura Tanrenjo (under the name Yasuhiro). He is rated in Slough's as making High to superior grade gendaito and was awarded a Special Honor Noted Seat at the 1941 sword exhibition. This sword probably should be professionally polished and put in a shirasaya. Too bad it doesn't have a window polished in it so one could go on more than the man's reputation. The sword is quite thick and hefty for it's length.

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