Superb WW2 Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto
Signed by noted blade smith Kojima Katsumasa, this superb WW2
officer's shin gunto katana comes complete with original sword knot.
This is a truly stunning shin gunto in very good original polish,
made / signed "Nosyu Seki ju Kojima Katsumasa saku"; Kojima
Katsumasa one of the more notable swordsmiths of the time. Complete
with original blue and brown (for 2nd or 1st Lieutenant or Captain
rank officer) sword knot, which almost certainly means this sword
was taken from a Japanese officer as normally surrender swords had
their sword knots removed beforehand.
Fine hamon and full set of seppa, 69 cm Seki stamped blade in very
good original condition. Everything good as it should be. Metal
scabbard in good order. One of the best shin gunto's I have seen.
Item reference number 622.