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WW2 1944 Japanese Officer\'s Gendaito Katana Long Sword With Hand Forged Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘BA BA TSUGU KIYO TSUKURU KORE-WO’, Mid Edo Period Signed Fuch Swords
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WW2 1944 Japanese Officer\'s Gendaito Katana Long Sword With Hand Forged Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘BA BA TSUGU KIYO TSUKURU KORE-WO’, Mid Edo Period Signed Fuch Swords

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WW2 1944 Japanese Officer's Gendaito Katana Long Sword With Hand Forged Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘BA BA TSUGU KIYO TSUKURU KORE-WO’, Mid Edo Period Signed Fuchi ‘SOHEISHI NYUDO SO TEN SEI’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. ED 2477 - ED 2477

An original WW2 dated Japanese Officer's Sword with signed tang and Fuchi. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes and illustrations accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “A Katana long sword in restored mounts and polish signed by its maker ‘BA BA (family name) TSUGU KIYO (art name) TSUKURU KORE-WO (worked this)’. Date translates to August 1944 which is right for having 2 mekugi ana peg holes. 1944 pattern mounts were replacing the old 98 army mounts. This is what it would have been mounted in. Turned into a civilian sword within last 50 years. Tsugu Kiyo made medium to High grade gendaito. Water quenched tamahagane blade in good old polish. Showing large O-Itame wood grain in places and also Ni-Juba in body of blade. This is good work longer than standard gunto blades.Saya has been re-finished in blck paint (good job) not proper lacquer. Tsuba is iron 9round) nice dark patina depicting boatman hauling his craft out of the water with chidori birds over head inlaid with brass & silver, circa 1850’s. Tsuka extra long (3 hands) well wrapped fish skin & brown ito. Good pair of Dragon menuki. Has a good quality signed Fuchi (bottom mount) with gold inlays ‘‘SOHEISHI NYUDO (Priest name) SO TEN (art name) SEI’. There were 2 generations working Mid Edo period 1700-1750’s. Top mount Kashira is black Buffalo horn. A good quality attractive looking sword. In his illustrations Bill translates the tang and Fuchi signatures and describes the Kuri Jiri as rounded shape. He also identifies a polisher’s mark on the blade. Kissaki 35mm, cutting edge 68.5cm total length 91.5cm”. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2477
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CategoryBlades
SubcategorySwords
ConditionUsed
Price£ 1,975
Sale typeTrade
MakeWW2 1944 Japanese Officer\'s Gendaito Katana Long Sword With Hand Forged Blade
Manufactured Year1944
Your referenceED 2477

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