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WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto Katana, sold

In excellent condition with original polish, a WW2 Imperial Japanese army officer's shin gunto katana, signed by an above average blade maker, Taniguchi Yoshikane, Seki stamp.

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto Katana

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Complete with sword knot, which says this WW2 Japanese shin gunto was taken off a surrendering officer (swords without their knots tend to be mass surrender items, where the Japanese officers removed the sword knots to mitigate the humiliation). This shin gunto has an excellent quality and condition blade, original polish, very few marks / blemishes, signed by Taniguchi Yoshikane, a gendaito maker.

Seki ju Taniguchi Yoshikane saku

The 26 inch (cutting edge - excludes habaki) blade is in superb condition, only a few blemishes. Everything is in good condition and authentic except for a replacement saya (scabbard) locking / holding strap / mechanism, apparently added by the British soldier who bought this item home (can be removed, but is part of the history).

One of the best examples you will find. A tremendous investment. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item reference number F15 (876)

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