High Grade Gendaito by NobuMitsu with Hi

Signature:  Chiku Shu Ju Sa NobuMitsu Kin Saku, Dated Showa 12 October
Forging Pattern:  Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Gunome Midare in KoNie
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  26.8 inchesNakago: 7.6 inches 6mm thick and 32mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  39 pattern shingunto with all original matching parts.
Overall Condition:  Good.  Mounts have great character with use, paint missing in were the officer would have held it and in great condition overall.  NobuMitsu is listed in Pg 134 of Slough's book, the smith recieved a Special Honor Seat in the 1941 exhibition.  This is an very well forged sword with a very nicely carved hi and high quality silver habaki, which is quite rare in guntos.  The O-kissaki tip has a nick but there is plenty of temper remaining.  Some stabilized rust and hazing hiding very nice details on this sword.  Hamon is bright and active.  A great candidate for polish.

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