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Posted By Thomas L. Buck

Every now and then I have enough time to finish work on one of our own swords... this is one. It is a Gendaito that came into our collection in Shira-saya, so of course I had to build a set of full koshirae for it.
Info: this is a Showa Gendaito signed Kane Uji with a two character signature w/ Kakihan (smith’s personal seal used only by master smiths). The blade is 25.5" long with a combination of Sanbonsugi & Gunome hamon, serious Funbari and a longer than usual Kisaki.
Anyway, I made the tsuka & saya... Let me know what you think.

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Posted By Thomas L. Buck

"You can find the strangest things in your parent's closets."  That is what the daughter of a WWII vet said to me when she asked me if I would like this sword... According to the daughter, it was a forgotten in a sack and untouched for nearly 50 years.  Now I'm bringing here to share with you. 

To give you the specs, it is a shortened 21" Shinto blade (mid-1700's), with a tight grain and a Sugu-ha hamon.  The Koshirae are all orginal, and appear to be a hybrid of a Edo tsuka & tsuba combined with a Showa Gunto saya.  With a black horn kashira and iron fuchi, everything is orginal, tight and clean (especially the Tsukamaki), take a look.

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Here is are better views of both the omote and ura sides of the tsuka:
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Below are a couple of views of the various disassembled components of the sword.

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And, here are some views of the blade itself.
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And, as always, let me know what you think.

 

 

 
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