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Second Naval Kai-gunto Sword FOR SALE: Takayama Naval Forge, Masahiro—w/Polisher’s Name


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Made by Masahiro.  He was at the Takayama Naval Prison Forge.  He used prison labor to do his polishing.  He allowed the prisoners to sign the nakagos as well.  LOTS of kanji on the nakago.  
 

Masahiro also had a few other trademark features on his swords—his early swords had a ‘pinched’ handle for a better grip.  And he had an extra thick ‘snubnose’ kissaki/sword tip for durability.  
 

An additional RARE feature on this sword—note the corded then lacquered saya (or the corded look could even have been milled into the wood).  Beautiful!

 

With Naval tassel.  Rare sword.  $3750

 

Postage and PayPal fee in addition.  
 

 

 

—Matthew Brice

 

www.StCroixBlades.com

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