Showa Yoshimune Katana

Signature: Takahashi Yoshimune
Year Made: Made in September 1941
Forging Pattern: Masame
Tempering Pattern: Choji
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  38", Negasa: 29 1/2", Mihaba: 1 5/16", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 3/4
Mountings:  WW II Navy Koshirae with Mon,  Shirasaya with one gold washed Habaki
Condition:  The blade is in excellent condition with a very nice fresh polish.  There is one small area with wari which can be seen in the pictures.  The shirasaya is well made and in fine condition.  The seem has opened at the koiguchi probably from temperature and humidity changes.  The gunto koshirae is also in excellent condition for its age.  There are only a few small rub marks near the kogiri also visible in the pictures.

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