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WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Kawajima Yoshikane, sold

With a still very clear / strong hamon, a WW2 Japanese army officer's shin gunto, signed Kawajima Yoshikane.

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Guntoimage D36 1

Sold Item Notice

In overall very good condition, the blade with some pitting / forging flaws and a few very small (less than 0.5mm) tell-tale nicks to the forward cutting edge of the blade, the scabbard throat decoration (koiguchi) gone, this shin gunto has clear signs of period use but remains one with exceptionally good hamon remaining.

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The 65cm blade (excludes habaki) is still bright and generally very good, the hilt also very good. The steel scabbard with some wear and the inevitable field leather cover now gone, but still good. The sword sheathes and draws very well. The blade is signed "Noshu Seki Kawajima Yoshikane saku" with a post-1926, pre-1942 "Sho" or "Showa" stamp means this blade was produced before or during the height of World War Two, and as such probably did see some action.

A very good price and investment. Further / full sized images upon request. Our item reference number is D36 (728).

Noshu Seki Kawajima Yoshikane saku

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