WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin Gunto Katana,
In very good refurbished condition, a WW2 Japanese Army Officer's
Shin Gunto Katana
This is a very impressive shin gunto katana and worth every penny
we are asking for it, but you should be aware it has been modern
refurbished. The "hamon" is actually a modern crafted
sharpening line, the tsuka (hilt / grip) has had new same / rayskin
and ito / bindings, plus the menuki ornaments are not original WW2.
It is a gunto where someone has had a professional refurbish a war
time sword and whereas it certainly looks exceptional (and in non-purist
terms is), but it is not all original (though most is).
The unsigned 27 3/4 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is
in very good condition but the hamon is false, an undulating sharpening
line. The rest of the sword is in very good condition and makes
for an exceptional display piece, to say the least. The locking
pin mechanism is present and works well. The sword sheathes and
A non-purist wow! Yours for only £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference U45 (0867). Further / full sized images
available upon request.