Estimate: $800 – $1,200
Shin Gunto T94 Army mounts, mint, signed “EMURA” (also known to sign as Nagamitsu), but Chounsai Emura (not Ichihara Nagamtsu) was aligned with the Okayama Prison utilizing prisoners to assist in sword production. He was in Okayama prefecture (Bishu-mei), the head of the Okayama prison. Around 1943 he was in Kochi prefecture (Doshu-mei). There was much transfer, since he was the head of the prison. Emura swords of Doshu-mei (Dr.Stein’s site on F-b Oshigata Mei:Doshu Chounsai Emura), and Slough’s oshigata P28, B1 were made around 1943. Blade Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-muni, Torii-sori 1.7 cm, Nagasa; 67.0 cm. Suguha gunome ashi-iri. Silver mon on kabuto, indicating owner’s ancestral connection to the warring class clan.