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Here is one of the largest and most interesting I have seen yet, seller aside this is an absolutely remarkable sword. Akihide blade with 29" Nagasa and 45 Inches in mounts!!! Far out of my price range sadly.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-WWll-Army-officers-sword-Kurihara-Akihide-NBTHK-paper-mon-29-7-8/233571673250?hash=item3661f4e4a2:g:neAAAOSw~qVepjjG

 

 

 

 

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Hi John

I just read your earlier post..........

Look up Gunto Art Swords 010802 Lt. general Hoshino Toshimoto Shingunto.

Order made showato with a 30" cutting edge.

From memory it was about 45 inches overall length and in excellant condition.

Regards

Doug

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Hi John

I just read your earlier post..........

Look up Gunto Art Swords 010802 Lt. general Hoshino Toshimoto Shingunto.

Order made showato with a 30" cutting edge.

From memory it was about 45 inches overall length and in excellant condition.

Regards

Doug

That's the one....dang, would've bought that in a heartbeat.

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Overall length 40" Nagasa 28.5" Signed Minamoto Masakane...I think! Any help with that would be much appreciated.

 

 

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That is most unusual Brandon, I have come across plenty of longer Nagasa swords in relatively short OAL mount but not the inverse. Is it an older blade?

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Well....here is the holy grail of large Shin Gunto:  36 Inch Nagasa Odachi in Type 94 mounts. there aren't any measurements but the Nagasa alone is about the size of a normal Type 98 in mounts.... I doubt there is anything larger than this out there so enjoy: https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/59/3292/massive-and-impressive-odachilength-Japanese-sword-with-shin-gu

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What do you think about that ito?  It it a modern re-wrap?  I realize this whole rig is a total custom job, so I suppose they could have used a custom fabric for the ito, but it's just unusual.  I also ask because, as noted on the MONs thread, the mon seems to be that of Akiyama, but it's upside-down if it is, like the person who re-wrapped this (if they did) put the menuki back upside-down.

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Here's one for ya John!  Long, and apparently skinny.  Since he's mounting a half-track, we could start a rumor about "Half-track swords" being really long!

 

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16 minutes ago, Bruce Pennington said:

Here's one for ya John!  Long, and apparently skinny.  Since he's mounting a half-track, we could start a rumor about "Half-track swords" being really long!

 

 

 

Do you think that looks like a light weight shin gunto and the slimmed down version just appears longer in the photo? Here is my example next to a normal sized one. 

 

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