Gunto by Kanehiro

Signature: Seki Ju Nin Kanehiro
Year Made: February 1943
Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame
Tempering Pattern: Sanbonsugi
Dimensions:    Blade Length:  25.5", Nakago: 8.5", Mihaba: 1 7/32", Sakihaba: 27/32", Kasane: ", Sori: 3/4"  
Mountings:  World War II gunto koshirae with leather covered.  The saya looks like a bullet past through it and possibly been struck by another bullet (see pictures).   
Overall Condition: There are no defects or damage to the blade from any bullets or otherwise.  There are areas of minor rust pitting that have been cleaned out and would disappear with a good polish. 

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