Antique Swords EU Display Cases
 

 

 

 

Japanese Army Officer's Gendaito Shin Gunto, Chounsai Emura, For Sale

In good condition, a true gendaito Japanese army officer's shin gunto, made by Chounsai Emura.

Japanese Army Officer's Gendaito Shin Gunto, Chounsai Emura

Sales enquiries

You can read about Chounsai Emura here. The blade was made by him, not one of his students as the term "Bishu" is missing from the mei (signature). The blade is good but in poor polish, though the hamon is just about visible. Emura blades have received Hozon origami from the NBTHK in Japan. Emura blades have also received Shinteisho and Kanteisho origami from the NTHK.

The 25 inch Nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in good condition, a couple of very, very small nicks towards the kissaki (point), but these are minor. The fittings generally good but the locking pin mechanism, although it looks like it should locate and hold the saya (scabbard) doesn't, and a couple of the fittings are a little loose. The sword sheathes and draws well.

This is a very popular Gendaito smith with collectors and our price of £1500 is way under normal market / sales value. Please quote item reference P71. Further / full sized images upon request. Box 0235-1m (2.440).

  Copyright © Antique Swords EU (formerly SwordSales EU) - All rights reserved