Item #: BQ3386 -- A Fine Gendaito by WWII Rikugun Jumei Swordsmith Nagamura Kiyonobu. -- $1500.00
A fine gendaito by WWII Gifu swordsmith Kiyonobu. He is featured in Sloughs "Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1865-1945" on page 85 and in the Nihonto Meikan as NMK218. The nakago is ubu without acceptance stamps and with one ana, signed, "Kiyonobu" and dated Showa 19 (1944). A handsome blade with no bends, good proportions and slight curve.. The hamon is medium sugaha with gunome and chogi. The kissaki is slightly extended with a strong turn back in the boshi. The untouched original shingunto koshirae is excellent with small area of paint loss and period wear to the lower section of the saya. The blade has minor surface scratshes, a few nail catcher chips at the kissaki along with slight oxidization and age staining. The mounts show minor use and wear. 60.5 cm. blade nagasa.