Estimate: $500 – $700
Shin Gunto, Army mounted Gendiato, shinogi zukuri blade signed “Hibino Kinmichi”. Gunto swordsmith (1926-45), (Gifu) died 1945. Sword looks to be pre-1926 based upon the tang. His civilian name was Hibino Ichiji, lineage uncertain. Nagasa 70.7cm, Torii sori 1.7cm. Tang 21.1cm. Hamon visible entire blade both sides, good polish. One dent on saya below semegane.