Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)

Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)

Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a WWII era sword made for the war effort. The mounts are referred to as Shingunto and looks to have seen some use as well as the blade . The sword is signed but is difficult to make out and needs further examination on the signature.  There are many smiths making swords for the military that signed differently.  This is just one example of a authentic WWII sword. There appears to be a thick suguha-midare style hamon as well as an arsenal stamp on the tang. The sword is in relativly good condition and shows the wear and tear from being on the battlefield. A perfect blade for a WWII era Japanese sword collector. The blade comes mounted in a green lacquered saya with a tassel in very good condition. Shin-gunto, army officers swords, are the most common style of sword mountings from the World War II era. There is an enormous difference in quality of both blades and mounts of this period. Many, perhaps most, of the blades found in shin-gunto mounts are NOT traditionally made swords. Many are machine made and therefore are of interest as military collectables. The sword is 26 1/4″ and a fine example of a WWII military sword. These swords were sometimes found in civilian mounts used for Japanese sword practice. Mei: Difficult to read (needs more research) Date: WWII Era Nagasa: 26-1/4 inches Sori: 15.0 mm Width at the ha-machi: 31.1 mm Width at the yokote: 22.6 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.5 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: muji Hamon: Oil tempered Midare Boshi: Maru Condition: WWII polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge...
NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)

NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)

NCO shin-gunto (fss-740)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale This is a WWII era sword made in the later part of the war. The sword is in fair condition and the mounts are standard NCO style mounts. a good sword for the WWII era Japanese sword collector.  Shin-gunto, army officers swords, are the most common style of sword mountings from the World War II era. There is an enormous difference in quality of both blades and mounts of this period. Many, perhaps most, of the blades found in shin-gunto mounts are not traditionally made swords. Many are machine made or old tempered and therefore are of interest only as military collectables. Some blades made during the war period were handmade but not by traditional methods. Excerpt from Rich Steins site: NCO SHIN-GUNTOPrior to 1945, NCO shin-gunto, non-commissioned officers swords, have all metal tsukas (handles) made to resemble the traditionally cloth wrapped shin-gunto swords. The first model had an unpainted copper hilt. On later models the hilts were made of aluminum and painted to resemble the lacing (ito) on officer’s shin-gunto swords. These swords will have serial numbers on their blades and are ALL machine made, without exception. The serial numbers are simple assembly or manufacturing numbers; they are not serial numbers of blades as issued to specific soldiers. If the sword is all original, the serial numbers on the blade, tsuba, saya and all other parts should match. In 1945, the NCO sword was changed to a simple wooden hilt with incised cross-hatching (no same’ or ito) and plain, black painted iron mounts and a light brown to tan...
Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)

Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)

Minamoto Sadayuki (fss-728)   New Item   Available   Sold On Hold Special Sale Info on the Mei/Signature: 紀南住貞行作 昭和十九年八月吉日 Kinan-jû Sadayuki saku Shôwa jûkunen hachigatsu kichijitsu (“on a lucky day in August 1944”) 為金岡正治氏 贈阪中繁市之 Kaneoka Shôji-shi no tame (“for Mr. Kaneoka Shôji”) Sakanaka Shigeichi kore o okuru (“as a present for Sakanaka Shigeichi”) We could not find anything about Kaneoka Shôji (please note: alternative name readings possible) we found out that Sakanaka Shigeichi was from July 1950 to April 1951 vice-chairman of the Ôsaka City Council. Info on the smith: SADAYUKI (貞行), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Wakayama – “Ryūjin Tarō Minamoto Sadayuki” (龍神太郎源貞行), “Nanki Ryūjin ni oite Minamoto Sadayuki kore o tsukuru” (於南紀龍神源貞行造之), real name Adachi Sadakusu (安達貞楠), born March 28th 1909, he studied under Kawano Sadashige (川野貞重) and worked as kaigun-jumei-tōshō, he lived in Wakayama´s Ryūjinmura (龍神村), his nickname Ryūjin Tarō (龍神太郎) alludes to the local context. This is a very good quality gendaito that is handmade by Sadayuki.  It is a signed and dated katana that shows quality work in the blade.  The hamon is midare with many hataraki.  The hamon is nie/nioi mixed and has an elegant feel to it.  The hada is also well forged and has a even and has a milky appearance to it with solid fine activity.  The showa era produced many swordsmiths that produced many different qualities of katana for the war effort.  Most swords that were war made were military swords and were mass-produced.  They were tempered in oil and not forged traditionally.  These swords are commonly sold in military mounts like this sword.  The difference is that this sword is made...
Sukemitsu WWII Blade (fss-660)

Sukemitsu WWII Blade (fss-660)

  Sukemitsu WWII Blade (fss-660)   New Item Sold On Hold Special Sale This is WWII military Japanese Katana.  It was made for the war effort and is in very nice condition.  The mounts are solid and sound and show very little wear. The blade is oil tempered and has some minor stains but overall its clean for a sword that was used during WWII.  This a very collectable sword for a person looking to own a part of history the was carried during the second world war. Mei: (Showa Stamp) Made by Sukemitsu Date: WWII (Showa Era 1900’s) Nagasa: 26 1/4 inches Sori: 13.5 mm Width at the ha-machi: 30.1 mm Width at the yokote: 20.7 mm Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.7 mm Construction: Shinogi zukuri Mune: Iori Nakago: Ubu Kitae: muji Hamon: Midare Gunome Boshi: Maru Condition: Older polish Click to Enlarge Image Click to Enlarge Image This sword is on consignment. Special Sale Price Sold On Hold Asking price: $1,250.00 (shipping and insurance included) Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-660. NihontoAntiques@comcast.net How To Order Information Click to Enlarge Image Subscribe for the Latest Updates!Join our mailing list to receive the latest News & Updates from Nihonto Antiques. SUBSCRIBE You have Successfully Subscribed! Your email address will be kept private & will only be used to send updates from this site! For Sale Enomoto Sadahito (fss-756) Soshu Hirotsugu (fss-755) Sado no Motoyoshi (fss-754) Hokke Katana (fss-753) Nobushige Wakazashi (fss-752) Mumei Daito (fss-751) Masasada Kanabo (fss-748) Koyama Munetoshi (fss-747) Noshu Ju Kanetoshi (fss-746) Yamato Masanori (fss-733) Chinese sword (nji 112) Chinese sword (nji-111) Chinese sword (nji-110) Chinese Sword (nji-109) Bizen Morimitsu (fss-721) Kunitaka Daito (fss-717) Bitchu...