MINTY WWII Japanese Samurai Sword SHIN GUNTO World War 2 NIHONTO KATANA 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 high endand rare Type 94 Shin Gunto...mountings from World War 2. The blade represents the opportunity to own a swordby the well-known Shinto swordsmith, NoshuKanenobu, in outstanding and top class mounts. The blade and the fittingsare in Near MINT conditionincluding a RARE sayawith double hangers. It is ahealthy sword and has a blade length of 27 inches (68cm). It is also a beefysword with a wide mihaba of 3.5cm. The hada is a well-grained itame that mixes with a straight masame along the edge. The hamon is anexceptional Mino-style sanbonsugi gunomethat is present the length of the blade ending in a jizo boshi with some streaking kaen. The hamon is filledwith streaking sunagashi throughout its length.The blade is signed Noshuju Tashiro Kakubei. Tashiro Kakubei was the given name for the swordsmith Kanenobuworking in the mid-1600’s from Mino. He was one of the smiths that kept the famousMino tradition from the 1500’s going. It is likely the sword was signedKanenobu and that has been truncated as the nakago has been shortened. Kanenobuis ranked Chu Jo Saku by Fujishiro, but given the workmanship displayed here, I expect this sword was one of his better works.The mountings are the rarehigh end and early Type 94 ShinGunto and in Near MINTcondition. The tsuka is silk-cord wrapped with cherry blossom menuki. There is littleto no fraying. A blue and brown company grade officers tassel isattached to the tsuka. It is in Near MINT condition. The tsuba is classic WW2 with six accompanyingmetal seppa. The saya (scabbard) is higher class brown lacquered metal. It isin Near MINT condition showing one verysmall dent, and just a few scratches and areas of missing finish, retainingroughly 97-98% originalfinish. The furniture on the saya are in outstanding condition, including the extra hanger that has the ability to be unscrewedand taken off. The blade is in MINTYcondition. There are no nicks, little to no rust, and just a few scratchesalong the blades length. There are no major flaws like hagire. Given the condition,workmanship, age, and rarity of the mounts, I highly recommend thissword for a collector of WW2 militaria or Japanese swords.Here are detailed measurements for the sword:Nagasa: 68 cmSori: 1.3 cmMotohaba: 3.5 cmSakihaba: 2.4 cmKissaki Nagasa: 3.5cmNakago Nagasa: 16.1cmKasane: 0.7 cmTerms and additional items: This item is original and not aknockoff or fake. The analysis regarding swordsmith listed above is my own andwhile I think I am accurate, I can not guarantee that aspect as I am not anexpert from NBTHK. No reserve so please bid with confidence and let me know ifyou have questions. I can send additional detailed photos upon request. Paymentis to be made within 7 daysof auctions end. If payment is not received in 7 days we will re-list the itemand file a non-paying claim with ebay. Bidders must be 18 years of age orolder. We reserve the right to cancel unwelcome bids. This item is not for salewhere prohibited. Please review the pictures closely and ask any questions beforeend of auction. More pictures are available and discounts after the auctioncloses are not supported or allowed. Bidder pays the shipping and insurancefees for USPS Priority within the U.S. and Express Mail International outsidethe U.S. Virginia residents are subject to 5.3% sales tax.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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