WWII JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER SWORD - SHIN-GUNTO -KATANA - SAMURAI - SIGNED, DATED For Sale

WWII JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER SWORD - SHIN-GUNTO -KATANA - SAMURAI - SIGNED, DATED
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WWII JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER SWORD - SHIN-GUNTO -KATANA - SAMURAI - SIGNED, DATED:
$950.00

Up for sale is this original WWII era Japanese Army officer sword/katana. I am not an expert on Japanese swords, but do have some limited knowledge. All the components of this sword are pre-1945. I believe that the sword is hand made but not hand forged.
Length & width of cutting edge......... 26-1/2" long - 1-1/4" wide .
Overall length of of blade............Bright blade with straight temper line. Edge of blade is sharp all the way from the tip to the habaki. There is no grain pattern. It has several edge nicks and one chip. No rust or bends and no post-manufacture sharpening.
Nakago (tang).................. One hole - (2) character signature - date on reverse side - oblique file marks. Does not have a Showa stamp. There is a tiny "w" mark under the habaki whose significance is unknown.
Condition of hilt............... Grip is tight to blade. All metal hilt fittings stamped with matching number "87". Ray skin and lacing are 100% present and Standard Army issue in steel. Paint about 70% present. (2) dents on the edge just above the drag. Blade is a good fit.
This piece is in overall good condition. It came from an older collection. This listing will end on Feb. 28.
Will ship to U.S. addresses only. Will ship by USPS Priority Mail. Payment is made through . Please ask any and all questions prior to offerding/buying. Thank you.



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