Star Stamp Gendaito by Nakata KaneHide

Signature:  Seki Kane Hide Kore wo, Dated Showa 19 May.
Forging Pattern:  Tight mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare in nie
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.4 inchesNakago: 8.5 inches 8 mm thick 32 mm wide
Mountings:  Original 1944 pattern shin gunto mounts with sunagi.  Blade is in shirasaya.
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  Recent polish and shirasaya and sunagi.  Listed as High to Superior grade gendaito in Slough's.  Blade is in excellent condition with a very bright active hamon, a great example of the often stout swords in 44 mounts.

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