High grade Gendaito by Kinmichi.
During WW2, officers in all services were required to buy their own sword and those from well to do family background would order a good quality blade from a well known smith.
This blade has been remounted into a samurai koshirae., retaining its gunto handle cap.
Length of cutting edge is 26.5 inches and very sharp.
Blade was out of polish and after restoration, it is now in mint condition with several minute battle cuts on the shinogi and mune (spine) that are faintly visible.
Battle scars I would prefer to retain if they don't affect the appearance much and as an honor to the sword.
Price : NOT FOR SALE