An Exceptional Gendai Nagamitsu Katana
Year Made: 1940s
Forging Pattern: Tight mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare in ko nie
Dimensions: Blade Length: 27.2 inchesNakago: 8.4 inches 9 mm thick 35 mm wide
Mountings: 1944 Pattern Shin Gunto
Overall Condition: Very Good. Original wartime polish and with original 44 pattern mounts, handle needs restoration. This is perhaps the beefiest and longest Nagamitsu that i have seen. It is unusual to find a wartime gendaito in this length, especially with such large propotions. This is a very nice stout sword that feels like it could cut through a Sherman tank. Nice stout sword by this very popular Showa era smith. Learn more about him here.