Civilian Mounted Showato Katana

Signature:  Seki Ju KaneKado
Forging Pattern:  Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Suguha in Nioi
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.25 inchesNakago: 7.25 inches 7 mm thick and 30 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Original Showa period civilian mounts
Overall Condition:  Fair.  The sword is in its original polish and has some rust and hazing.  This smith is listed in Slough's book in page 43 as a medium to high grade showato, he also won the 5th seat in the 1941 Exhibition.

SwordsElliott Tan