WWII Army Officer's Sword
Signature: YoshiMichi, Showa 19 March.
Year Made: 1942
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions: Nagasa: 25 15/16", Nakago: 9", Mihaba: 1 1/4 ", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 9/32 ", Sori: 3/4"
Mountings: Standard WW II gunto with a solid silver habaki.
Overall Condition: The blade is solid, no fatal flaws. There are a number of scratches and scrape marks. It looks like it has been used for tameshigiri. The saya paint has been chipped and scratched and there is a several dents. The tsuka is solid.