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Extremely rare Shin Gunto.

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This WW2 officers sword is all about the custom mounts and fittings. Although the blade is a mumei 400-500 year old nihonto, the rarity is the outfit. 

It is extremely rare to find a sword with blackened fittings, it is very rare to find an Army sword with a shark skin saya, but what are the odds of finding both in one sword? 

I recon its akin to picking the 6 winning numbers in Lotto!  

The ancestral blade is in reasonable polish, nice hada and hamon, and a few forging openings common on swords of its age, but as I said, its about the full package. A beautiful original complete 8 seppa set, it is just one of those beautiful original Shin Gunto, that would be a joy to own and display. 

Putting a price on this would be like pricing the Mona Lisa, or Statue of David, there is nothing to compare it to. 

So USD2350 including express posting, anywhere, OR a sensible offer. 

 

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xxxx me,  im lost for words.

 

list this in the high end gunto section.

 

 

more blade photos. im hitting the officer for war and finances for a early release 

 

wilco

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Can't speak for the blade, but those are some very slick looking mounts. Looks more formal, much like kai gunto mounts.

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Hamish, glad you asked. The blade is nicer than I remember, note the nice hamon, hada, boshi, and the UBU blade. I have shown the worst features of the blade, only a couple of forging openings, no cracks etc. But as you will appreciate, these are common on old blades, AND, it is about the package, where the fittings are the feature in a war time outfit. A perfectly polished blade in this outfit would set you back at least USD 6000. 

 

 

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You will never see one of these again I imagine, many collectors will regret not adding this in their collection for such a relatively low price.

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Neil, could a payment plan be worked out? Something about the mounts paired with that blade speaks to me on a level I haven't encountered in a gunto yet!

 

 

Still stinging from missing out on that Kyu that my friend sold to that guy, but this would definitely make me forget it!

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Disappointment. I thought I had sent a message soon enough, apparently not.

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