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A mumei katana attributed to Ishido Teruhide, Taisho period (1911 - 1926). Hawatare 2 shaku 1 sun 4 bu (64.85 cm / 25.53") Motohaba: 3.11 cm. Sakihaba: 1.9 cm. Kasane: .3 mm. Nioi deki, high gunome choji midare, nado. Itame hada. In fresh polish, shirasaya, decorative copper habaki. NTHK/NPO kanteisho.
Ishido Teruhide (b 1900; d 1982) was the 10th and last generation of the Ishido Korekazu line of swordsmiths. He was a descendant of Musashi Daijo Fujiwara Korekazu. During WW II, he made many swords for high ranking military officers and also made blades for civilians. Ishido Teruhide was ranked betseki in the 1943 swordsmith rankings by the Nihon Token Tanrenjo and the Nihon Token Shinbunshi. Ishido Teruhide signed nagamei, nijimeimei, Ishido Mitsunobu, as well as simply Ishido saku.a
After the war Teruhide made wood cutting planes rather than swords in order to earn a living. The planes he produced cut well and sold for about 2,000,000 Japanese Yen. The company continues today making tools and wood planes.