Gendaito By Hatano AkiNobu

ignature:  gunSui AkiNobu.  Dated Kooki NiSenRoHakuYonNen March.  2604 years after the founding of the Japanese Empire (1944)
Forging Pattern:  Could not make out due to polish
Tempering Pattern:  Crab claw hamon
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.8 inchesNakago: 9.25 inches, 7 mm thick, 32 mm wide. 
Mountings:  Shirasaya
Overall Condition:  Very Good.  This is a famous smith from the AkiHide group.  A well meaning owner must have brightened up the polish with silver polish and mirrored the sword, jihada is not clearly visible.

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