Item #: BQ535 -- Important Gendai Katana in Shirasaya -- $4375.00
An important gendai work signed, "Okishiba Yoshisada tsukuru kore". Dated on the reverse Showa 19th year, 6th month, lucky day. This is #YOS 747 in Hawley and in the 6th national sword exhib., March, 1941 this leading Osaka smith was judged a 1st seat (national swordsmith). This sword is made with Mokume hada and the notare hamon he was famous for using. It has a 25 3/4" nagasa. and is 35 1/4" overall. The nakago is ubu with 2 holes. The blade is in fine condition with slight rubbing.