Ryujin Swords

Gendaito by Kanemitsu


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Blade:

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.

Mounts:

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.

Comments:

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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