Gunto Blade in Civilian Mountings
Signature: Iei HideTsugu
Year Made: Early 1940's
Forging Pattern: Very tight Itame.
Tempering Pattern: Midare
Dimensions: Nagasa: 26 15/16, Nakago: 8 5/8", Mihaba: 1 1/4", Sakihaba: 7/8", Kasane: 1/4", Sori: 11/16"
Mountings: The civilian saya is solidwith some chipping around the koiguchi. The tsuka is solid, no cracks. The fuchikashira are copper and the menuki silver or some similar colored metal. The tsuba is iron and in good condition. The habaki appears to be brass.
Overall Condition: The blade is in decent polish with minor scratches and can be enjoyed without being polished.