Gendaito by KaneMitsu
Signature: Bishu Asai Ju KaneMitsu Saku. Daisho O DaiJin KasuGa DaiJin Hachiman DaiJin. Dated on Nakago Mune Kooki ni sen roku hahku san nen Daito-A sen Hisso gi gan to. Translates to KaneMitsu of Bishu made this. Ivocation of 3 Dieties and dated 2603 years since founding of Japanese Empire, this sword is a prayer/offering to the victory of the Great Eastern War.
Forging Pattern: Tight mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare in ko nie
Dimensions: Blade Length: 25.75 inchesNakago: 8.5 inches 7 mm thick 30 mm wide
Mountings: Blade is in shirasaya.
Overall Condition: Excellent. Recent polish and shirasaya. Very interesting signature, this was perhaps a sword made for an offering to a shrine or to a high ranking officer/government official.