WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, earlier
In good condition (though with a blade chip), a WW2 Japanese army
officer's shin gunto with earlier blade.
Shin gunto with 55cm blade, active hamon visible, unsigned tang
with two mekugi-ana (peg holes) confirming the blade is an older
one, that it is a family blade removed from earlier mounts.
The blade is good except for a chip to the cutting edge, probably
period. Some loss to the rayskin There is no saya (scabbard). Yours
for £300 (965). Please quote item reference G69. Full sized
/ additional photos available upon request.