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GUNTO Imperial Japan Military Katana Sword by KANEHARU å¼ç

GUNTO Imperial Japan Military Katana Sword by KANEHARU 兼玄

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1940: Item # 1426771

Please refer to our stock # 257 when inquiring.
This is an awesome Gunto Imperial Japan Military Katana Sword in Black Koshirae fitting, made during the Showa period (1926-1989), by the Gunto swordsmith KANEHARU 兼玄: (Index of Japanese Swordsmiths by Markus Sesko), from the Seki School (Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths, by Leon and Hiropo Kapp). The sword's nakago has been marked as shown in the photos. The blade has a bright and clean polish, and it is in excellent condition. It has no flaws, other than a very tiny sumi-gomori on its left side (carbon inclusions on the steel). The bright blade displays a wonderful active straight hamon all through its length. It is razor sharp. This sword DOES NOT have any fatal flaws or damages of any kind. The blade comes with a black lacquered Koshirae, with a black Sageo, a large Iron Tsuba, a Tsuka covered in Ray skin and gray Tsuka-ito, a copper Habaki, and brass menuki on either side. The Tsuka has a copper kashira on top and a Fuchi on its bottom that its styled in a wave pattern Blade Length (Cutting Edge): 26.5 inches Full length (with mountings): 41 inches Motokasane: 7.46mm Weight (Blade only): 790 grams OTHER AUTHENTIC SIGNED SHOWA GUNTO 'BLADES ONLY' LIKE THE ONE ON THIS COMPLETE KATANA SWORD ARE BEING SOLD FOR 450.000 TO 580,000 YEN (JPY) (approx $4,500 to $5,800) AT SITES SUCH AS 'JAPANESE-SWORD-KATANA' IN JAPAN THIS SWORD CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED AND SHIPPED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR COUNTRIES THAT ALLOW THE IMPORTATION OF MILITARY EDGE WEAPONS ***WE DO NOT ACCEPT OFFERS BELOW THE LISTED PRICE OF THIS SWORD ****