Listing a very nice sword by the gendai smith Minamoto Nobuhide in gunto koshirae. The blade is 66cm long and is without kizu. Moto-haba is 32mm. The hamon is a large gonome. Nakago is in excellent condition with a large clear mei and date.

The koshirae is very interesting, as the tsuka has been wrapped with brocaide silk underneath the tsukamaki. The menuki are in the shape of tsurugi (ken). The saya has it’s leather cover intact. The koshirae includes an officer’s tassel.

mei: Minamoto Nobuhide Kore o Tsukuru
nengo: Showa ni ju nen go gatsu hi

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