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Authentic IJA WW2 officer katana Shin gunto (Type 98), gendaito. Showa period (1937).

Lot reference 15933653

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Good condition, signed, star stamp.

Country: Japan
Type: Sword
Period: 20th - mid (WW II)
Condition: Good

Authentic IJA WW2 officer katana (Type 98) "Shin gunto", gendaito. The blade was forged by gendai smith Harumoto (traditional smith name) and signed "Kasuga Fumitada seizousho saku" (Fumitada birth name) in May 1937 (dated), star stamp on the nakago, during WW2: Rikugun Jumei Tosho. The blade has old full polish and shows minor fine scratches and stains, but no rust, no nick, no crack, and cutting edge is sharp. "Suguha" hamon with deep temper at the point. Motogasane ": 7 mm," motohaba ": 3.1 cm, length" nagasa ": 63.5 c m, total length in koshirae:99 cm. The koshirae has minor wear and no flaws. The sword is in good and complete state.
Will be sent insured ( Russia and China excluded).
I place a lot of pictures of the item, please make your judgment of the pictures, ask your questions during the auction. The sword standard is not part of the auction.
Please note: this sale is final, no return.

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Reviews given: 93
Member since: December 18, 2014
  • Very well packaged. Goods as described. recommended seller.

    Wv735 March 18, 2018

  • Very well packaged. Goods as described. Recommended seller.

    Wv735 March 18, 2018

  • Bedankt voor de prachtige zwaarden.

    Musicsnacker March 1, 2018

  • Thank you sending it with so much care.

    Musicsnacker March 1, 2018

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