Star Stamped Gendaito by AkiYuki
Signature: Musashi Kuni AkiYuki Tsukuru Kore, Dated Showa 18, Jan (1943)
Forging Pattern: Tight Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Choji with Ashi in ko nie and nioi.
Dimensions: Blade Length: 26.25 inchesNakago: 8.3 inches 7.5 mm thick 32 mm wide
Mountings: 44 pattern mounts with a lacquered wood saya. Handle wrap is frayed and is missing one menuki.
Overall Condition: Excellent. Blade was recently cleaned up by polisher, there are some small rust pits and 2 small nicks that remain. Nakago looks like it got wet at some point and has pitting. This is a extremely well forged sword with a nice well controlled choji hamon that you do not often see in gendais.