This is an exciting gendaito which really shows the tradition of the Hizen Tadayoshi school in modern times. The sword is by the gendai smith Kinoshita Yoshitada, who was a rikugun jumei tosho smith who won 1st seat in the 1941 shinsakuto competition. The hada is a fine ko-itame absolutely covered in ji-nie and the hamon is a beautifully executed suguha with deep ashi and yo (again, in the Tadayoshi style). The sword is in shirasaya with koppa-maki and has a gold foil habaki. The Yoshitada also has an accompanying shin-gunto koshirae with smooth green saya.
Mei: Hizen (no) kuni junin Yoshitada kore o tsukuru
Nengo: Showa ju shichi nen ni gatsu
$4,500 (plus shipping and PayPal)