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Extremely long 71.9cm gendaito by Owari Kanemitsu

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This is one of the longest gendaito one is likely to see. Signed Bishu Asai ju Kanemitsu saku and dated Showa 14 (1939), this sword has an extremely long nagasa for the era of 71.9cm. The blade is also very wide and thick with a motohaba of 33mm and kasane of 8mm. The sword has a powerful sugata with shallow sori. The jihada is a very elaborate and vivid one of that I beileve is accomplished through mixed steels. The blade is in a fine shirasaya with koppa-maki and has a solid silver habaki.

 

$4,250 (plus shipping and PayPal). Any questions, please email raymondsinger@gmail.com.

 

 

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Beautiful jihada! Ray, you definitely have a talent for taking pictures and knowing just how to capture the fine details over every square inch. Just wanted to point this out and give credit where I believe we often forget and take for granted, great work!

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Thank you both, and much appreciate the comments on my photography Mike. Never an easy process and each sword has its own challenges to capture detail properly.

 

Stay well,

Ray

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Date is 昭和二二年十月十日大安日 (the 10th day of the 10th month of Showa 1939 on an auspicious day)

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Beautiful and jaw dropping, Ray, as usual.

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The whole sword is incredible. If you compare the price with Yasukuni-to where all the sword looks a little boring for me, you see here a real fantastic work of a very talented and famous smith (not that seki works...). Btw i like the shira saya - it looks very fine made and elegance.

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Wow, this blade is simply amazing. Thanks for the great photos and good luck finding a new caretaker for this blade.

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