Star Stamp Gendaito by KatsuKiyo

Signature:  Inioe KatsuKiyo, Dated Showa 18 (Star Stamp)
Forging Pattern:  Tight Mokume with lots of jinie
Tempering Pattern:  Suguha with Gunome in Nie
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.9 inchesNakago: 8.3 inches, 7.5mm thick, 32.5mm wide. 
Mountings:  Practically mint 1944 pattern gunto with ishime lacquered saya.
Overall Condition:  Excellent.  Some minor staining on shinogi on this otherwise mint gendai to made by an Army certified smith using tamahagane.  To order a gendai of this quality today will run in excess of $10,000.

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