The blade is signed by KANETSUGU (IMAI KANETSUGU).
With the huge need of swords as war rages on, an order was given to manufacture an officer sword that is sturdy without elaborated fittings. This model was created based on the antique Jintachi and the unique characteristic is it has a deep tempered O-maru Kissaki for any future repair.
Famous Yen 2 million smith names were found on these swords squashing the myth that these were low quality swords.
Kanetsugu was rated as Yen 1million yen and was one of top sword smiths making swords during WW2.
This sword and the scabbard are in such good condition that it may not have seen field action and probably carried by a commander.
The blade measured 66cm and is in mint condition. The scabbard looks new too.
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