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Sa Nobumitsu Gendaito
An important gendaito by Chikuzen Sa Nobumitsu mounted in good quality shingunto koshirae. Signed, Chikushu Ju Sa Nobumitsu go ju go sai (age fifty five). Dated, Showa ju ni nen ju gatsu jitsu (a day in October 1937). Shinogizukure, iroi mune, okissaki. Hawatare: 2 shaku 2 sun 5 bu 4 rin (67.4375 cm or 26.55"). Motohaba: 3.23 cm. Sakihaba: 2.36 cm. Kasane: 6.4 mm. Gunome ko-midare, wide deep ashi, fine ha nie, sunagashi, kinsuji, nado. Itame hada some slight nagare, fine ji nie, chikei, nado. In good polish, silver habaki.
He was born in 1873, and was a member of the Moritsugu Koretoshi mon. 1941 Exhibition - Special Honor Noted Seat. He is valued at 1,300,000 yen in in Shibata's Toko Taikan, and listed in The Nihonto Meikan. Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868- 1945, by John Slough, page 134.