Listing an extremely interesting gendai katana by Morikuni. This sword was made as a kageuchi for a Shrine dedication in 1945 at Hachimangū (https://en.wikipedia…aoka_Hachimangū). The full inscription is:
Oite Omiya Hachiman-Gu atari Unryushi Minamoto Morikuni saku
(Made by Unryushi Minamoto Morikuni, at around Omiya Hachiman shrine.)
(Made in a day in February 1945 at shrine as a shadow sword)
The blade is extremely thick, with a nearly 9mm kasane. I viewed the sword in hand before polish and the massive weight and size of the piece was striking, that was the first thing I commented on. These are the full dimensions.
$3,600 (plus shipping and PayPal)
The hamon is a very wide and bright notare hamon with a few areas which billow out above the shinogi. Although the sword was found at a show here in the US, the owner brought to Aoi Japan for a certificate when the sword was sent for polish. It is in shirasaya with silver habaki and has no flaws.