Once again I am in your debt. I bought the sword about 20 odd years ago, it was sold as a gunto when I removed the tatty leather cover from the saya it was a civilian saya with gunto tsuba and tsuka. its a well madw blade with a good hamon. The cutting lengh is 27 inches plus the tang.
Thats is all the info I have on the sword the rest is your hands. PS There will be a beer when we meet. I will speak to Dave as it could be a good idea in the future if members could meet up and and bring items for discussion or sale and a have a social weekend or at least a day as well.
There was a Kanetaka listed by Yoshindo Yoshihara as working in Seki during the war. On the Japanese sword index are oshigata of Showa smiths, on one of which Kanetaka has used his name Masuda, but the style of writing ju and Kane- are very similar. Ian B