This is a superior grade sword and the tang is signed by the smith, Kanemichi who was rated as a Yen 2million in John Slough book. He was also listed as a Special Honor Noted seat in the 1941 Sword Exhibition.
A Yen 2m smith stands shoulder to shoulder with most of the famous smiths from ancient times to now and amongst the hundreds of Seki smiths active during WW2, only 4 qualified for this rating. The much sought after swords made by Yasukuni smiths, only Yasumitsu was rated as Yen 2m.
The scabbard fits very well with some scratches and paint loss due to field operation. The 26 inch blade is in beautiful condition and hamon is very nice with much activities but unable to capture it well on Handphone camera.
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