Japanese Edo Period Katana in WWII Army Officer Shin Gunto Mounts


An impressive blade of the Edo period (1603-1868), with a long blood groove and a distinct temper line, which was placed into the shin gunto mounts of an army officer in World War II. The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 40 inches, with a blade length of approximately 26 inches. The blade is very bright, with some old surface grime but without nicks, chips, or rust. The blade has a visible and very distinct temper line. The ray skin grip is wrapped in the traditional style with golden fabric, and beneath the wrapping are the traditional military menuki of three cherry blossoms on each side. The tsuba guard is the solid style, with relief cherry blossoms. The scabbard retains its olive green paint. Overall a very impressive sword in excellent condition.



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