WW2 Japanese Shin Gunto, Mon, Takeyama Yoshinao,
In very good condition, a WW2 Japanese army officer's shin gunto
katana by Takeyama Yoshinao, with family mon attached.
The tang / nakagi signed "Noshu seki ju Takeyama Yoshinao
Yoshinao was a Rikugun Jumei Tosho sword smith. This is a heavy
weight shin gunto.
The 28 1/8 inch blade is in very good original condition with clear
hamon and very few marks. The Tsuka is overall good, the locking
pin is missing, one of the seppa washers is a later addition as
it has no locking pin hole. But other than that, the shin gunto
is very good indeed, and complete with a mon to the kashira / pommel.
The saya / scabbard in good order, the sword sheathes and draws
A great condition impressively heavy shin gunto by a quality sword
smith complete with officer's family mon; all for only £x
(too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee).
Please quote item reference AA92 (0066). Further / large images
available upon request.