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    Morita Kaneshige Gendaito for sale

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    Gendaito katana by Morita Kaneshige with full koshirae for US$2500.
    Pictures here - https://picasaweb.google.com/1083860...3/RJTKaneshige

    Signed Noshu Ju Morita Kaneshige Tsukuru Kore.
    Mino school.
    Kaneshige was appointed as a Rikugun Jumei Tosho in WW2 and took the highest award in a national blade exhibition in 1939.

    Nagasa - 64.5cm
    Motohaba - 32mm, Sakihaba - 22mm
    Kasane - 7.2mm
    Hamon - suguha in ko nie. Bright and consistent nioguchi.
    Hada - itame hada.
    Takanoha yasurime with ha agari kurijiri.
    Shinogi zukuri, iori mune. Seems to be of san mai construction as there is a visible weld line in the hiraji running the full length of the sword on both sides.
    Condition - in good, old polish. Some slight stains. A couple of rust or carbon pits, one in the ji and one in the hamon. Both pictured.
    Kissaki is missing the last mm. Some evidence of sanding or file marks in the kissaki but not deep. Some cutting marks/scratches in the monouchi.
    Looks to have been remounted for Iai or tameshigiri at some point due to the scratches in the monouchi. Tsukamaki also has that nice, used patina from being handled and looked after.

    Fittings
    Tsuba - iron, signed Kofu Ju Masahisa (Circa 1800 - 1850's). Cherry tree design with gold accents.
    Fuchi/kashira - shakudo, with Chidori(plover) birds in gold and silver.
    Menuki - shakudo with gold accents. Tree branch(?) design.
    Two, mismatched copper seppa. One piece copper habaki. Silk sageo. Silk itomaki. Black lacquer saya.
    Condition is overall very good. Fuchi/kashira and menuki are in excellent condition. Saya has a few minor dinks but fits
    very well and no cracking.
    Comes with heavy cotton with leather reinforced sword bag.

    Any questions, please contact me.
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    Open to offers.
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