Authentic Japanese WWII officer's katana (Type 98) "Shin Gunto", Showa era (1926-1945), WWII.

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Authentic Japanese WWII officer's katana (Type 98) "Shin Gunto", Showa era (1926-1945), WWII.
In good condition, signed.

Authentic Japanese WWII officer's katana (type 98) "Shin gunto". The blade was forged and signed in 1942 (dated) by Gendai smith Kanetsugu. The blade has a beautiful "bohi" (grooves) that serve to reduce its weight and to give it its characteristic sound. The blade is "out of polish" and has some fine scratches and stains, a few small chips in "ha-saki", "suhuga" hamon in deep "o-maru"temper in the point. There are no obvious forging errors, no curve in the blade, no crack and the "cutting edge" is sharp. Motogasane": 7 mm, "motohaba": 3 cm, length "nagasa" : 60.3 cm, total length in koshirae: 99.5 cm. The wooden saya is newly varnished, a beautiful sukashi tsuba. The sword is in a good collector's condition. Will be shipped insured (Switzerland, Russia and China not included).
I am neither responsible for any import taxes or fees, nor for any delay at customs or post office. Pleace contact your country's customs.
I am trying to explain the condition of the sword, including any faults, as accurately as I possibly can, but I am not a sword expert.
I will place many photos of the item, so please judge by having a look at the photos.
PLEASE NOTE: This sale is final, no returns.
Good luck!
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