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
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.
The sale, purchase and possession of arms are subject to national laws and regulations. Please ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations of your country BEFORE placing a bid. The sale of weapons to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited. By placing a bid, you declare that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have verified that you are allowed to legally buy such items in your country.
- Katana, Sword
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku
- Title of artwork
- Gendaito Samurai Katana Sword in Koshirae - signed: Sakai Shigemasa Kinsaku - Nagasa 72 cm
- Very good condition, see description
- 105×7×6 cm