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WW2 Very Good Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Yoshitada, sold

A well above average Japanese army officer's katana (shin gunto), signed Yoshitada.

WW2 Very Good Late War Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, signed Yoshitada

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A 1944 model Japanese officer's shin gunto katana with an unstamped blade signed "Yoshitada" and dated December 1941 (it is common to find earlier blades in these late war swords).

Yoshitada

showa ju roku nen ju ni gatsu December 1941

The 65.7 cm blade (excludes habaki) is in very good condition, just a few small scuff marks / scratches / aging, and with a good straight hamon. The hilt ("tsuka") is in exceptionally good condition, both the rayskin underneath and bindings. The saya (scabbard) is also well above average and the sword draws, sheathes and locks into place exceptionally well. A lovely sword and in great condition; very good value. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. Please quote item reference number C73.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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