WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto Wakizashi,
In good condition, a stout fighting wakizashi shin gunto, signed
by Seki smith Ueno Yoshioki; no apparent stamp (possibly a superior
There is no apparent (to us) Seki stamp on the tang. The mei generally
is very feint, although legible. There maybe the remains of a star
denoting a Rikugun Jumei Tosho swordsmith, but we can not guarantee
that. The sword is being sold at a very reasonable price on the
basis it is a Seki stamp quality blade and anything better is a
The 20 inch blade has patina patches and a very feint hamon, but
is on good condition. The tsuka (grip) and saya (scabbard) are all
aged but good. The blade is quite stout and a fearsome looking thing.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
Good value. Please quote item reference number M97 (1296). Further
/ full sized images upon request.