Senior WW2 Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto
with signed Edo blade (sold)
Blade signed "Echizen Ju Shimosa Daijo Fujiwara Kanemasa"
(1661-1673) in a senior Japanese officer's shin gunto complete with
sword knot / tassle.
Take note, this is both a WW2 militaria and Japanese nihonto blade
collectors dream. A senior Japanese army officer's shin gunto complete
with sword knot / tassel (which means this sword was taken from
an individual officer, it is not a so-called surrender sword) with
an early Edo blade by master bladesmith Fujiwara
In overall very good condition with superb hamon, thought the blade
does have some small rust patches, some marks and one small chink
to the cutting edge. The sword comes complete with sword knot /
tassel (brown and red for a senior field officer; Major, Lieutenant-Colonel
or Colonel), metal scabbard (repainted) plus full set of seppa.
The impressive 56.4 cm blade could be polished and remounted or
left as it is in military mounts; personally, I would leave it as
Full sized / further images available upon request. My item reference
number 634 (259).