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Katana (1) 20th century

BladesUsed£ 938 Current bidAuction Item
On Auction : I am pleased to offer this original Japanese relic handmade for the senior officers of the samurai army in the Russo-Japanese period. This sword is in the original form in which it has been preserved since its time, belonging to a Colonel or TTe Colonel, the condition is optimal and retains all its beauty and splendour, it is mounted Shin Gunto Gendaito from World War II. The sword represents a rare opportunity to own a historical katana from the Showa period of WWII made in the Seki a 市 arsenal and forged by Swordsmith Kunimata 松葉 The nakago also bears the signature mount mark of the Imperial Japanese Navy mei or blacksmith and is mounted on rare Gunto mounts. The blade and mounts are in excellent condition. The sword is long bladed (71 cm). It is also a large, thick and powerful sword, with a thickness around the world of 1 cm. The weight of the blade is almost 1.5 kg (3 lbs). The sword is well constructed and shows a hado itame mixed with a tight ko-mokume hado. The hamon is an urban-style choji midare based on suguha. The hamon is present throughout the blade through the kissaki, where it ends in a thick boshi midare. Around the hamon are many activities such as yubashiri, ashi, me and an utsuri.They could be attributed to the Mino school, reflecting a long list of blacksmiths who have worked in the province since ca. 1500 who are known and respected. They were known for making many swords to supply the factions in the Japanese civil wars of the 16th century. This appears to be a generation from the heyday of TADAYOSHI workmanship in the mid-16th century.The mounts are from the Japanese Gunto period. The mounts are in perfect MINTY condition. The tsuka is in the shape of a sabre and is in MINTY condition and has the same gift. The saya (scabbard) is plated in open air metal. The metal casing is in excellent condition with a green/black colr. Given the protective cover, retaining approximately 95-98% of the original finish. The blade is in perfect condition over the elapsed time. There are no nicks, rust or scratches along the blade. There are no flaws such as hagire.On the guard or Tsuka is the seal of the family clan or MOM of their samurai ancestors, Given the history, craftsmanship, condition and exceptional assemblies, I believe this piece would be a top quality addition to a collector of WWII military or Japanese swords, and I highly recommend it.Comes with the original cloth bag Nagasa 72Seki Fairy 2.3Motorbike gauze 0.7 cmSaki Gasane 0,5 cm...Read full description
CategoryBlades
ConditionUsed
Price£ 938 Current bid
Sale typeAuction Item
MakeKatana (1)

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