WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto Katana,
Seki Stamped, SOLD
In good to very good condition, a very respectable Seki stamped
WW2 Japanese army officer's shin gunto katana, signed. *
The mei is stylistically signed, it appears to be a smith calling
himself "Kazuhide", possibly "Ogwatsu Kasuhide".
It bears to Seki stamp however, so the smith is of little consequence.
The 25 9/16 inch blade is in generally very good condition, though
has been rigorously polished; some gendaito attributes are present
though. The tsuka (grip) and saya (scabbard) are all aged but good;
the locking pin has lost its end though. Sword sheathes and draws
A very nice, well above average gunto. Please quote item reference
number M96 (1299). Further / full sized images upon request.