Gendai Katana With Bo-Hi
Signature: Noshu Ju Minamoto Kanehisa saku with hot stamp.
Year Made: Showa 17 (1943)
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Suguha -
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26.3 ", Nakago: 8.7", Mihaba: 1 5/16", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 9/16"
Mountings: WW II koshirae and Shirasaya with one piece brass Habaki
Condition: This sword has been buffed so there is no detail to photograph; however, under good light the hamon can be seen through the length of the blade. The hamon is clearly visible forward of the hamachi for about eight inches. The blade is in good condition otherwise with no problems, mostly light pitting that a good polish will remove. The shirasaya is nicely made of maple. The gunto koshirae is solid, no notable damage, but much of the paint has flaked off. The ito is coming apart and the tassel is losing some of its threads but the band is in good condition.