Katana signed Hizen no Kuni Jyunin Tadayoshi. Designated Jūyō Bijūtsū on May 10th 1938, and 2 shaku 3 sun 6 bu long. This is JB set # 987 and Yamanaka JB # 9. The owner submitted this blade to the Tsuchiua Police of Ibaragi Prefecture (just Northeast of Tokyo) on September 29th 1945. The police turned it over to a Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Ward, the Commanding Officer of the 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, on October 8th 1945.