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    Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword With Showa-To Murato Oil Tempered Blade Smit Shin-Gunto Sword With Showa-To Murato Oil Tempered Blade Smith Double Signed Tan Other Blades

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    WW2 1944 Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword With Showa-To Murato Oil Tempered Blade Smith Double Signed Tang ‘Kane Haru’, Lieutenant To Captain Rank Tasselled Cord & Metal Parade Scabbard. Sn 16522 - 16522

    An original WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword. The Shin-Gunto Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 26”. The blade is murato oil tempered. The tang is signed on both sides with crisp Smith’s name & date in Japanese script characters. The signature has been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A Shin Gunto signed by the maker Kane Haru and dated February 1944. This is a late war murato oil tempered Showa-To produced in Seki Arsenal see reference Fuller & Gregory Sword Smiths pa/list/no No.158/262. See also John Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths pa/no 40”. The dark khaki binding over the shagreen handle is complete and intact and all the fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). It has a heavy brass tsuba and push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should. Its lanyard ring is fitted with original Lieutenant to Captain rank variation tasselled cord in excellent condition. The sword is complete with its metal parade scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16522
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategoryOther Blades
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,200
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeJapanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword With Showa-To Murato Oil Tempered Blade Smit
    Manufactured YearFebruary 1944
    Your reference16522
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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