MINTY WWII Japanese Samurai Sword NAVAL KYU GUNTO Shin Gunto KATANA WW2 BLADE
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|Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan|
Description: I BUY SWORDS ANDWHOLE COLLECTIONS!CONTACTUS with any questions! 804 23 9 549 0Item Description:I am pleased to offer this original Japanese army officers sword in Ultra-rareand High Quality Russo-Ja...panese period NavalKyu Gunto mountings from World War 2. The blade and the mountings are in Near MINT condition. It is ahealthy sword and has a blade length of 27 inches (69cm). There arewell-crafted bo-hi, or grooves, downboth sides of the blade. The hada is a tight and visible ko-itame that has been expertly crafted. The sword shows a well-implementedsuguha hamon with a thick nioi guchi of dense nie. The hamon ispresent the length of the blade through the kissaki where it ends in a thick maru boshi. The blade is mumei, or unsigned. Based on the shape,workmanship, and age, the sword looks to be an early murata-to, or one of the famous experimental swords developed bythe Japanese general Murata Tsuneyoshi. The mountings are Russo-Japanese period Naval Kyu Gunto with a highquality same rayskin saya. The mountings are in Near MINT condition. The tsuka is saber-shaped and in Near MINT condition. All of thewire wraps are present around a customized rayskin core. The tsuka shows a niceand healthy patina. The tsuka backstrap also shows a family mon of sugi, or cedar,used by clans such as the Kojima. Thetsuka also includes an original black knot attached to it. The saya (scabbard)is same rayskin with gilt furniture. The saya shows a couple small dents and few areas of missing finish, retaining roughly 95-97% original finish. There is a locking mechanism and it worksperfectly. The blade is in Near MINTcondition. It shows no nicks, little to no rust, and just a few scratches alongthe blade. There are no major flaws like hagire.Given the rarity of Naval Kyu Guntos and the condition of this one, I highly recommend this piece for acollector of WW2 militaria or Japanese swords.Terms andadditional items: This item is original and not a knockoff or fake. Theanalysis regarding swordsmith listed above is my own and while I think I amaccurate, I can not guarantee that aspect as I am not an expert from NBTHK. Noreserve so please bid with confidence and let me know if you have questions. Ican send additional detailed photos upon request. Payment is to be made within 7 days of auctions end. Ifpayment is not received in 7 days we will re-list the item and file anon-paying claim with ebay. Bidders must be 18 years of age or older. Wereserve the right to cancel unwelcome bids. This item is not for sale whereprohibited. Please review the pictures closely and ask any questions before endof auction. More pictures are available and discounts after the auction closesare not supported or allowed. Bidder pays the shipping and insurance fees forUSPS Priority within the U.S. and Express Mail International outside the U.S.Thanks very much for the purchase! Please remember to leave positivefeedback if you feel satisfied with your purchase. I will ship within 24 hoursof payment.Keywords: Japanese, shin-gunto, shin, gunto, nihonto,ww2, wwii, world, war, sword, katana, wakizashi, kai-gunto, kai, koto, Shinto,hamon, tsuba, tachi, kyu-gunto, kyu, ?????, Japanische, Klinge, Japans Zwaard,Spada, Giapponese, épée, Japonaise, Espada, Japonesa, tassle, dirk____
Shipping: Bidder pays the shipping andinsurance fees for USPS Priority within the U.S. and Express Mail Internationaloutside the U.S. Payment: Payment is to be made within 7 days of auctions end. Ifpayment is not received in 7 days we will re-list the item and file anon-paying claim with ebay.
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