WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Katana, sold
In good overall condition (though with some rust patches to blade),
a WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Katana (Shin Gunto), signed, dated
and with a Seki stamp.
A good solid / heavy example of the iconic Imperial Japanese army
officer's shin gunto katana. Two character signature / mei, date
inscription to obverse, post 1941 Seki stamp.
The 26 1/4 inch cutting edge (Nagasa) blade is generally in good
condition but with rust pitting patches, some small nicks, and scuffing
/ scratching. Everything else is in pretty good shape; the leather
catch / saya (scabbard) band has broken in two, but is still all
there. The leather covered field scabbard (saya) is generally aged
but good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A good honest example for only £xxx. Please quote item reference
O01 (1362). Further / full sized images available upon request.