Hey guys....Well, I'm really psyched over this one. It's a hand made Emura sword. Chounsai Emura was one of the best sword makers in the showa and his blades rate amond the strongest! He was a prison warden who was sanctioned by the army to produce swords. He even used slave labor (prisoners) to help him with the polishing.
If you would like more information on this smith, you can go to: JAPANESE SWORDSMITH CHOUNSAI EMURA
This smith is also mentioned in the Oshigata Book of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945 by: John Slough
Lots of pics to put up!!