Koa Isshin Mantetsu Katana with Red Brown Tassle
Signature: Koa Isshin Mantetsu Saku Showa Mizunoto Hitsuji (1943) Spring. Full dress file marks.
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Suguha in Ko Nie and Nioi
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26.5 inchesNakago: 8.3 inches 7.5 mm thick 32 mm wide
Mountings: Mint original 39 pattern gunto mounts with all matching parts. Red/Brown tassle (majors and colonel) and an unusual gold chain mounted.
Overall Condition: Excellent. Nice original polish with some very minor surface rust. Very nicely made mantetsu with some interesting custom touches to the mounts. I guess if you are high ranking enough, you could get away with spicing up your sword...