WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto, signed
In overall good condition, a WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin
Gunto, signed Kanehide.
This post 1941 Seki stamped showato shin gunto clearly has period
wear to the leather covered saya (scabbard).
The 24 3/4 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in good
overall condition but has been cleaned of its etched hamon, plus
has a couple of nicks / scrapes, but nothing to detract that much.
The furniture is overall good, with a nice full set of number 7
seppa (washers). The saya / scabbard is plain wood (not metal) with
leather covering, which is aged / worn and kinking in one area,
but sound. The sword sheathes and draws well, the locking pin mechanism
This gunto shows it had an arduous service. Yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q05 (0309). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.