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WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai Gunto, For Sale

In very good overall condition, an unsigned WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai Gunto.

WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai Gunto

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Unsigned with an anchor within a circle stamp means this kai gunto came from the Toyokawa Naval Arsenal; yes, that means it has a milled steel blade with etched hamon (it is not gendaito). This is a later war kai gunto; plain tsuba, lacquered / painted saya / scabbard, cloth (not rayskin) grip base. But, it is in very good condition and has a very clear hamon.

The 24 5/8 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in very good condition, some small scuffs but no much / many. Overall the sword is very good; very little age / wear. The sword sheathes and draws well. What can we say? It is a good one!

A well above average example, and yours for just £1000. Please quote item reference P11. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0202-1m (1.978).

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