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Signed Showa 1938 M WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Katana (sold)

A signed, Showa stamped, 1938 Model Japanese army officer's shin gunto (katana) with very clean blade.

Showa 1938M Japanese Officer's KatanaSigned shin gunto showa katana

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In good to very good condition though with the fuchi (band around the grip next to the guard / tsuba with the saya holding clasp) missing (both original and good reproduction fuchi are widely sold on eBay) and there a few dents in the original painted metal saya (scabbard).

Showa Stamp

The showa stamped 85cm blade (64.5 cm cutting edge excluding habaki) is in overall very good condition with only a few slight blemishes and a very distinct hamon. The grip is in good order. The tang is signed Maekawa Masatsugu saku (Maekawa Masatsugu made this).

Hamon

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Maekawa Masatsugu Saku

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