Katana, Sword - Tamahagane - Gendaito Samurai Katana Sword in Koshirae - signed: Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku - Nagasa 72 cm - Japan - 1950

Description
Katana, Sword - Tamahagane - Gendaito Samurai Katana Sword in Koshirae - signed: Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku - Nagasa 72 cm - Japan - 1950
Very good condition, see description - 105×7×6 cm

Authentic traditionaly hand forged Japanese Gendaito Katana.
High quality blade in fine sharp polish and very good condition. There is well made strong suguha hamon with fine activities, the finely forged Hada is like a quality Koto era forged grain pattern, a mixed Masamune-Mukome hada, which is very rare and beautiful.

Tang is signed: Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku
and dated: 1950 May

Sakai Shigemasa smith line was working before and during the WW2, making custom ordered blades for military awards. After the war they contimued making highly prized and high quality blades.

The koshirae parts are: Edo period iron tsuba with open work, long tsuka with healthy ito and rayskin, nice fittings,quality silver foiled copper habaki, nicely shaped saya with thick lacquering-

It is a custom ordered fine gendaito katana !

cutting edge: 72 cm
thickness: 6mm
Width: 30 mm
whole sword length: 105 cm

To the best of our knowledge we have tried to verify the signature, the signature of the sword is not guaranteed as there are no NBTHK or NTHK origami (certification paper) to go with the sword.

To be reasonably certain as to the maker of a specific sword, it is necessary to submit the sword for shinsa (judging) by one of the major Japanese sword study associations (NBTHK or NTHK). These organizations will judge the sword and issue appropriate papers (origami) attesting to the swords authenticity and/or historical importance.

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Lot details
Object
Katana, Sword
Material
Tamahagane
Period
1950
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Gendaito Samurai Katana Sword in Koshirae - signed: Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku - Nagasa 72 cm
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
105×7×6 cm
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