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WW2 Gendaito Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Sold

In very good condition, a WW2 Gendaito Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Family Mon, Sword Knot.

WW2 Gendaito Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Family Mon, Sword Knotimage AB70 1

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Unsigned, clearly a traditionally made "Gendaito" blade. This gunto has a family mon and sword knot attached, so it was taken off a Japanese army officer, it s not a surrender sword (officers removed their sword knots and family mon before surrendering their swords at the end of WW2).

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Long, heavy, impressive 28 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade in good overall condition, some small rust patches and scuffs, not many. The blade is still exceptionally sharp. A little loose in the tsuka (grip) because the star burst silver habaki is not as tight as it once was. Nice private purchase tsuba with full set of seppa. Rayskin / same in good order, as are the bindings (ito). Leather covered saya aged but good. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking pin mechanism is all good.

What a sword! Well worth spending the money to have a full polish. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AB70 (0136). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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