Signed shin-gunto (fss-741)
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
Asking price: $1,200.00
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-741.
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