Katana by Kanetada dated 1939

Signature:  Kanetada
Year Made:  1939
Forging Pattern: muji
Tempering Pattern: Suguha
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  26.18 inchesNakago: 6.875 inches 5 mm thick and 27 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Converted civilian saya with kurikata removed and two brass reinforcing rings added, one with an ashi. Much lacquer missing and split in places
Overall Condition:  Poor, The edge has been "sharpened" with a file, there are four fukure, one quite large (two are circled in the photos). It is a slender sword with bo-hi and two mekugi ana (a third was partially drilled) It has a "Showa" arsenal stamp. There is a Kanetada listed as working in Seki at that time.

SwordsElliott Tan