Baba Tsugukiyo was a well known smith working during the war. He was a Rikugun Jumei Tosho smith and made quality gendaito during that time period. Like other examples of his work I have studied, this one has a great gonome-midare hamon and fine ko-itame jihada. In shin-gunto koshirae with some wear and scratches to the saya.
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Mei: Baba Tsugukiyo kore o tsukuru
Nengo: Showa ju kyu nen ju gatsu kichi jitsu (a lucky day in October 1944)