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Type 98 Japanese officers sword in superb condition....Hilt with original binding has a lovely  patina, nice quality fittings as used early on in production with a locking clip working perfectly...Blade is undamaged with  undulating ( o-notare ) hamon , nakago has a Showa stamp and signed Seki Ju Ishihara Kanenao Saku . Overall a very nice sword that displays well and ideal to start off any collection...U.K mainland only £950 plus postage....Regards PaulP1010784.thumb.JPG.f149d559c90f0b42345ed4cc3cb8f60f.JPGP1010787.thumb.JPG.7ea7a4bc86997c4eaee876c776c9ab21.JPGP1010802.thumb.JPG.98cedc46771b3fc81bc2536828c96797.JPGP1010800.thumb.JPG.a10a0fc987b6101c84e479633c4d8cf4.JPG

 

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Hello,

         Paint on saya is all original....I'm not the best photographer but have added a few more photo's....IF anyone want's clearer pics send me your email address and will try the I-pad

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Hello Bruce,

                     Thank you....Yes,will take some photo’s when I get home.....It’s only when you look closely you see the attention to detail on the earlier swords ie thin leather washers the same shape as seppa either side of the tsuba and on the saya fine paper under the ashi....

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               Paul...

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Hello Bruce,

                    have added some photo's as requested...not the best but hopefully should suffice  ...

1.original lining paper visible under ashi..

2.saya is correct colour with textured paint..

3.matching numbers on seppa and tsuka ( tsuba  has the original leather washer / seppa  either side and left undisturbed ).

Sword is now on hold pending payment but thank's to everyone who showed interest..

Regards,

              Paul..

 

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Thanks, Paul.  With the lack of date and the Type 94 fittings, I'd put this sword in the 1935-1939 range.  It certainly could be later, but the two factors together weighs in that date range.

 

Interesting to see the tsuka marked with both numerical "7" and the modified Roman numberal seven "/ II".  Haven't see both on the same piece before.  \

 

The new owner is getting a great gunto in several aspects.

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19 hours ago, Bruce Pennington said:

Paul,

That's a REALLY good price for such an excellent gunto!  The tsuba looks thick, like a Type 94, so like you say, early model fittings.

 

Any chance of getting a clear shot of the stamp? 

 

Type 94 are pierced Bruce? Or I'm wrong?

 

Anyway its a very nice looking Gunto for a good price. This should go fast. 

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Hello Bruce,

                     Pleasure, Yes I greed my guess was late 30’s when comparing to dated swords from the past...

Hello Chris,

                      It did go fast and hope the new owner gets pleasure from owning it...

 

      Regards,

                     Paul..

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4 hours ago, vajo said:

Type 94 are pierced Bruce? Or I'm wrong?

Chris,

John pointed out the same thing on the Pet Dragon thread.  I had never heard this trait of Type 94 tsuba. He thought this one might be an early 98, which would still fit the late '30s timeline I proposed.

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