Japanese WW2 Officer's Signed Gendaito Shin-Gunto
Seki stamped / war mounts (but traditionally forged gendaito blade)
WW2 Japanese army officer's shin-gunto katana with saya; signed
tang "Noshu Ju Asai Toshihide Saku Kore".
Very good condition WW2 Japanese Officer's Gendaito Shin-gunto
katana with signed tang by Asai Toshihide with Seki stamp. Asai
Toshihide was a Rikugun Jumei Tosho smith. Rikugun Jumei Tosho were
certified war time Japanese Gendaito swordsmiths; their names appear
in "Rikugun Jumei Tosho Meibo (1933)".
Everything tight as it should be, saya fits like a glove and (scabbard)
locking mechanism working fine. Slight cloud blemishes to some areas
of 26.5 inch blade which has a clear and "active " (irregular)
"Gunome-ha" type hamon which shows it to be Gendai made
using traditional forging methods, even though the Seki stamp is
normally associated with mass-produced blades.
Further pictures available upon request.