Ryujin Swords

Gendaito by Kanemitsu

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Period: Showa.

Mei: Kanemitsu Tsukuru Kore.

Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.

Overall length: 31.61 inches (803.70 mm)

Nagasa: 24.96 inches (634.00 mm) long.

Nakago: Ubu, 6.68 inches (169.70 mm), ha agari kiri-jiri, one mekugi-ana. The yasurime are sijikai.

Kissaki: Chu-kissaki, 1.36 inches (34.50 mm). Yakizume boshi. It's not clear, but there may be some hakikake.

Moto-haba: 1.19 inches (30.10 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.30 inches (7.70 mm). Saki-haba: 0.77 inches (19.50 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.26 inches (6.60 mm).

Sori: 0.61 inches (15.50 mm)

Hamon: Notare-suguha.

Hada: Itame

Blade condition: Good. Some minor rusting down near hamachi, but nothing that a polish wouldn't deal with. No fatal flaws.


Type 98 shingunto 'informal' koshirae. The saya is missing its leather combat cover and has been bound with electrical tape where the original rice glue failed.


This sword and its mountings have remained pretty much untouched since WW2. It would make a very good iai sword; the saya could be easily converted. Alternatively, it could easily be restored. It is in need of a polish and restoration. The price has been reduced to reflect this.

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