Ryujin Swords

Gendaito by Yasutsugu in civilian mounts.



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Blade

Period: Showa.

Mei: Bingo kuni ju Tanioka Yasutsugu, with the smith's kokuin seal

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

Overall length: 32.68 inches (830.00 mm).

Nagasa: 24.80 inches (630.00 mm).

Nakago: 7.87 inches (200.00 mm).

Kissaki: O-kissaki, 2.15 inches (54.70) mm long. There is no turnback on the boshi.

Moto-haba: 1.24 inches (31.50 mm). Saki-haba: 0.86 inches (22.00 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.27 inches (6.90 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.20 inches (5.20 mm).

Sori: 0.67 inches (17.00 mm).

Hamon: Midare

Hada: Itame.

Blade condition: In fairly good polish. No chips, ware or fatal flaws. Some pitting on the kissaki.

Mounts:

In Showa civilian mounts, with an old signed iron tsuba. The retention strap has been professionally replaced.

Comments:

Listed as Ge Saku by Kurihara Hikosaburo in 1942. Not a great deal known about him other than he was a trained swordsmith from Hiroshima.

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