Shinkoku (alternately read Kiyokuni) dated 1943
This is a gendaito by Shinkoku. It has a star stamp and is dated the 2nd month of the 2603rd year of the founding of the empire (February 1943). The blade is in shirasaya (though not of professional quality). It is in fairly good polish with a quality two piece habaki. The hamon is a very bright gonome in ko-nie.