Gendaito by YoshiChika with Cutting Test

Signature:  Minamoto YoshiChika HakuDo Tameshi Mei Stamp, Dated Feb, Showa 10 (1936)
Year Made:  1936
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Gunome Choji
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  26.3 inchesNakago: 7.4 inches 7 mm thick and 29 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings: 39 Pattern ShinGunto with Mon Kashira
Overall Condition:  Good.  Original polish is haze over with scratches and a few nicks from use.  Some staining but no rust.  YoshiChika was famous for making swords that cut well.  Many of the Imperial Guards used swords made by him.  This sword is very lively and balanced in the hand.

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