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Russo-Japanese War Army Officer's Kuy Gunto, Sold

In good condition, a Russo-Japanese War Army Officer's Kuy Gunto.

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Sold Item Notice

A Japanese army officer's parade (kuy gunto) sword from the Russo-Japanese War period.

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The 25 1/2 inch cutting edge (Nagasa) blade with clear etched hamon and cat scratch habaki are in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt good, the folding guard section works OK, The fishskin grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings in very good condition. The (possibly faux) rayskin saya with gilt metal fittings is good. The sword sheathes and draws tightly.

Not a traditionally forged blade but hey, a very good sword and in great condition. Yours for £? (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference AB28. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0095-1m (1.549)

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