WW2 Japanese officers type 98 Shin-Gunto
Nakago: Signed Emura Saku, maker of medium to high grade gendaito. With dent where it was struck by a bullet in battle.
Blade: Is nice and straight, no bends. 65.6 cm from top of nakago to kissaki with a nice straight suguha hamon, blade in wartime polish with a very occasional spot of light pitting and one very small nail catcher nick less than 1mm just below the kissaki.
The saya is painted a sandy brown colour and is in very good condition, without any scratches or dents. Locking mechanism also in good working order.
The fittings are excellent quality, the tsuba, seppa and fuchi all have matching numbers ‘8’. The ito wrap is very nice and tsuka has brass fittings, including sarute with cherry blossom. The Tsuka is a replacement to the blade but is original and fits perfectly, the original Tsuka was damaged in battle by a bullet and we be included with the sword as a extra bit of added history.
£1500 includes tracked postage within Europe. Item will be packaged in correct manner with lots of padding for protection in transit.
Europe only, check laws of your country to make sure you can import swords. Buyer is solely responsible for confiscation, loss or damage of item.