WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officer Shin Gunto Samurai Sword 27 3/4 Gendai - Fine & Rare Condition. This is an extremely nice and well made example of a Japanese Army Officers Shin-Gunto Katana Samurai Sword that dates from the Gendai / Gendaito Era (Early WWII) and is mounted with a fantastic hand forged blade. The cutting edge measures 27 3/4 inches in length and the wonderful temper extends in original polish.The blade remains in fine original condition with only some minor surface blemishes and two exceptionally tiny nicks and boasts a beautiful active wavy temper line. The unsigned tang exhibits only one mounting hole. All the Type 98 War-Time shin gunto fittings have also survived in great original and clean condition; additionally, the metal scabbard also remains very nice with the exception of some typical wear and paint loss. There is a small crack to the ray-skin near the latch as photographed.
This fine piece has an attached field grade officers tassel which also remains in wonderful condition. A truly superb addition to any advanced Japanese Sword Collection. Overall measuring 40 5/8 inches length.Check back often - we search estates and sources across the world to bring a fine selection of militaria. Please review all photos for details regarding the condition of the item listed - further condition information will be included in the listing as is relevant, if you need additional photographs or have questions regarding the condition please do not hesitate to ask. I describe all items to the best of my ability - please do not hesitate to ask any and all questions prior to the close of the listing. Mistakes very rarely occur - however if one does please rest assured that it will be corrected.
The item "WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officer Shin Gunto Samurai Sword 27 3/4 Gendai Fine" is in sale since Wednesday, June 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons". The seller is "tortugaacquisitions" and is located in Avon, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.