WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, Kanesane
In good condition, a World War Two Japanese army officer's shin
gunto katana, signed Kanesane (AKA Kanezane).
In generally very good order, the blade has been period field sharpened,
so there is no visible hamon. But the blade is in very good order
and still sharp. And, let's face it, this blade bears the name of
the master sword smith Kanesane (sometimes called "Kanezane"),
so the price is worth the ability to say "I have a Kanesane"
alone! The tang has a post 1926 / pre 42 Showa stamp, plus the signature
Ju Kanesane" (click link for details about this sword smith).
The 26 inch (cutting edge excluding habaki) blade is in very good
condition, as is the rest of the sword. The blade has a small number
of minor (very small) nicks, probably through use, a few small rust
patches to the spine area. Further / large images available upon
request. Please quote item reference number D54 (752)