WWII Temple Dedication Japanese Gendai tradionally hand forged sword by swordsmith Hizen No kuni Ikari Masaharu …A beautiful fine quality special order sword polished by Jimmy Hayashi.
Mounted in Shirasaya (wooden storage scabbard); dedication inscription on Ubu Nakago (uncut tang); Shingu-Zukuri blade; pronounced Hamon (temper line) with fine Itame Hada (grain) and Midarekomi Boshi (wavy temper line at the tip). Sword includes certification papers by Nihon Token Hozon Kai Japanese sword society.
Blade from tip to Habaki 26 5/8 in.; LOA 37.75 in.