Gendaito Katan by Emura, Director of Okayam Prison
Signature: Chounsai Emura Saku
Forging Pattern: tight itame
Tempering Pattern: gunome midare
Dimensions: Blade Length: 25.19 inchesNakago: 7.75 inches 7 mm thick 31 mm wide
Mountings: Shirasaya with a few dings on the tsuka, a plain copper habaki
Overall Condition: Exellent, in fresh polish, only a cople of tiny pits mar this otherwise beautiful sword. Emura was famous as a prison warden who took up sword-smithing as a hobby and often enlisted prisoners to help. More can be found about this interesting figure at: http://www.geocities.com/alchemyst/emura.htm as well as signatures for comparison. It is a hefty well forged sword for it's length and a must have for those who collect Gendai smiths of note.