WW2 Japanese Civilian Katana for military
In good overall condition, a WW2 Japanese Civilian Katana for
military use with kokuin type stamp.
Scarce WW2 Japanese Civilian Katana for military use, made desirable
by an unusual unidentified small kokuin type mark. Tang (nakago)
signed Sako Kaneshige. The blade has been polished (shined / buffed)
bright, so am unable to say whether showato or gendaito, though
there os a feint hamon (can not photo it) when oiled in one section
which appears to suggest gendaito. The kokuin type mark is just
above the mekugi-ana (peg hole) where you would normally find seki
/ showa stamps. It has positive relief areas not indents as with
normal state acceptance stamps.
The 25 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is well buffed
and in good condition. The fittings with wear but overall good.
The saya in good condition for its age.
A scarce sword made scarcer by the unidentified kokuin type mark.
Perhaps this is the best ever investment at £? (too late,
now sold) . Please quote item reference P27 (0214). Further / full
sized images available upon request.