Authentic IJA WW2 officer sword (Type 98) ,"shin gunto", gendaito . The blade is hand forged in Showa period ( 1926-1945) by gendai smith Kanetsugu and signed: " Kanetsugu," 兼繼. ''Kanetsugu' was a famous sword smith in WW2, Rikugun Jumei Tosho ( Army Certified Swordsmith ) . The blade has WW 2 time polish and shows minor scratches , but no nicks , no crack , no forging flaws at all and cutting edge is sharp, " suguha" hamon with deep temper at the point. Motogasane ": 7 mm," motohaba ": 3 cm, length "nagasa" : 62.5 cm, total length in koshirae : 93.5 cm Lock mechanism works fine. Tsuka-ito wrapping in good condition, metal green saya has trace of use.
The sword standard is not part of the auction.
Will be sent insured (Russia and China excluded).
I place a lot of pictures of the item, please make your judgment of the photos.
- Country of manufacture
- Manufacturer/ Maker
- Type 98
- Authentic IJA WW2 officer sword Type 98, "Shin gunto", gendaito
- Barrel/ blade length
- 62 cm
- Overall Length
- 93 cm