Gendai-To by Inoue Suketsugu (井上 助次).
A very nice hand forged Gendai-To by 'Inoue Suketsugu' (井上 助次) mounted in Shirasaya. A lovely example in near mint condition and old polish. The Habaki is unusual and very nice quality and the whole sword is very well balanced and fast in the hand. Inoue Suketsugu worked during the Showa period (1926-1989) and was born on the 15th March 1898. He worked as an Army blade department swordsmith (Tosho) and his real name was 'Inoue Seiji' (井上誠二).
Lovely Hada (grain) to entire blade.