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 Monday, June 21, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "tortugaacquisitions" and is located in Avon, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.