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WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Sword (Shin Gunto Katana), Sold

In good condition, a Showato WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Sword (Shin Gunto Katana).

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Sword (Shin Gunto Katana)image P17 1

Sold Item Notice

There is no Seki / Showa stamp on the tang, but this is Showato (mass produced milled steel blade). The tang is signed, but badly; you be the judge of the name given. Blade dated 1944.

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The 26 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is overall in very good condition, but has some small rust pitting one side and a small chip to the cutting edge near the tip. Everything else is good, though a tiny piece of rayskin is missing, and the original green scabbard / saya paint has been cleaned away in a couple of place. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking mechanism works.

A very nice example at a low price. Yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P17 (0199). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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