Showato Japanese WW2 Army Officer's Shin
Signed by a well known blade maker called Takehisa, a Showato
Japanese WW2 Army Officer's Shin Gunto Katana.
A quite weighty WW2 Shin Gunto made by Takehisa
in the Autumn of 1943. The 26 inch blade has been cleaned rather
than polished and shows some signs of having rusted a little in
past, but overall this is an impressive piece and by an known blade
maker. The rayskin and silk bindings are in good order, the mounts
are all present, the leather saya is old and tired for sure but
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. My item reference
reference number: 443.