WWII Sword in Civilian Mountings

Signature: Noshu Seki Ju YoshiMitsu
Year Made: 1940s
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Choji
Dimensions:   Nagasa:   26 3/4", Nakago: 8 1/8", Mihaba: 1 1/4", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 5/8"  
Mountings:  Shito era civilian mountings.  The saya is cracked along part of the seem with missing lacquer and dents.
Overall Condition: The blade is very strong with no major flaws.  This is some light surface rust and the expected minor scratches all of which should disappear with a good polish.

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