Item description: I am pleased to offer this original handmade Samurai sword relic from WWII Japanese Army officers. The blade represents an opportunity to own a historical Shinto katana with an ancient forged, hand-polished blade. The blade and anchors are in good condition due to their age. It has a length of 94 cm The sword offers a beautiful aesthetic.
The spike is signed due to the design of the blade, the type of polishing and the edge, it could be said that it dates from the 18th century, its curvature and thickness make it more similar to a koto which was cut in its time to fit the sword military, many master swords did it.
The blade comes in original Samurai mounts. They are in good condition. The tsuka has thin, muscular skin and a long menuki tiger. The Tachi, tsuba type is a good work with the image of a winged dragon symbol of Shinto power, thick sukashi tsuba. There are 4 that separate. The saya (cover) is made of wood with a custom black lacquered design and covered with a beautiful taitetu (wild pig) skin and copper protections. Shows some cracks and scratches while maintaining ~ 94-96% original finish. In particular, there are some or some exceptionally small cuts, some that do not rust and some scratches along the blades, which shows that this sword was used in battle and was not subsequently forged, possibly due to the disappearance of its former owner or by capture of the allies during WW2.
Considering age, history, and quality craftsmanship, I recommend this work to a collector of World War II or Japanese swords.
Here are detailed dimensions of the sword:
Total length: 94 cm
Nagasa and nakago: 60 cm
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- Country of manufacture
- Manufacturer/ Maker
- Shin Shinto Nihonto Gunto WW2
- Weapon Type
- Overall Length
- 94 cm
- Barrel/ blade length
- 60 cm