27+ Inch Shinto Katana in Shirasaya

Signature:  Noshu Seki Ju KaneMune Kore Wo. Dated Kooki NiSen Roku Haku Nen (1940).  With declaration of success for Japanese Army.  Sho Stamp.
Year Made:  1940
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare/Sanbon
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  27.125 inchesNakago: 8.7 inches 7.5 mm thick and 29.5 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Matching 1937 pattern Shin Gunto.
Overall Condition:  Good, no rust, some surface scratches from use.

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