Item #: BQ3391 -- A WWII Period Japanese Katana Blade, Signed Noshu Kanemasa -- $500.00
An ubu Showato blade, signed, "Noshu ---- Kanemasa," one of several WWII period smiths who signed Kanemasa. Undated but carrying a Seki stamp which places it as 1943-45. This is a bare blade without habaki. The hamon is not visible in the blade's current state. This work is not bent and retains a good shape but displays stateside resurfacing with shallow filemarks, etc.This is a prime candidate for use in martial arts or could be put in full polish. 62.2 cm. nagasa.