GENDAITO

YASUMOTO NORIMITSU

c. 1940

SPECIAL ORDER BLADE

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: YASUMOTO NORIMITSU

DATE: NONE

SPECIAL ORDER INSCRIPTION: YAEGASHI HIDEYA/HIDENARI SHI NO MOTOME NI OZU

NAGASA: 65.72cm (25.875")

OVERALL: 87.31cm (34.375")

MIHABA: 3.49cm (1.375")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.59cm (0.625")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KEISHO

MUNE: IORI

HADA: MASAME WITH ITAME

HAMON: KO-MIDARE

BOSHI: KO_MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: 1 PC. COPPER

SHIRASAYA

Flawless custom order Gendaito by the sword smith, Norimitsu. While this sword is not dated, Norimitsu listed in Hawley's as NOR 513, Iwate prefecture, worked c. 1940.  He is listed as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho (RJT) smith.  This particular sword having been made as a custom order was not embellished with the typical star stamp.  Norimitsu studied under Yasumoto Kanemasa, Yoshihara Kuniiye, Kato Sukekuni and Miyairi Akihira. This blade was made as a custom order and is inscribed as such (see above).  Lots of activity, kinsuji, ashi, sunagashi, etc.. As with most swords, the photos do not do it justice.  It is much nicer in hand than the photos depict.

 

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