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Japanese Army Senior Officer's Kyu Gunto - WWII Vintage

Description: A Japanese officer’s Kyu Gunto with a highly ornate back strap that indicates that this sword belonged to an officer above the rank of major but below the rank of general. The hilt is very finely made with cherry blossom detail to the guard and, unusually, a wire bound leather grip. There is a clip on the hilt to hold the blade within the scabbard. The blade appears to be machine made, though the presence of a minuki to hold the blade in place shows that it can be disassembled. Please see the images below of the tang of this sword.

The sword is in excellent condition with just a little wear to the leather of the grip. There is no pitting or corrosion to the blade which has been sharpened, especially near its point. The steel scabbard is likewise in good condition and is free from any pitting.

Blade length: 635mm
Overall length: 810mm

Provenance: None known.

Price: Final sale price witheld

Catalogue No: ES0036

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