VERY NICE LATE WAR JAPANESE KAI GUNTO OFFICER SWORD WWII
This is a very nice example of a LATE War-Time Japanese Naval Officer’s Kai Gunto Sword. As World War II was coming to a close, the need of Swords for the Japanese Army still existed however, due to the lack of time as well as the shortage of materials, swords increasingly became more crudely assembled in the attempt to meet the urgent need. This particular Naval Officer’s Sword is mounted with a lovely Arsenal stainless steel blade that wears a cutting edge that measures 24 3/8 inches in length which remains in very nice original condition. The tang is hand painted with an assemble number which does MATCH all the other parts. The hurriedly finished tang has a tell tell notch at the habaki reflecting the urgency in the assembly of this Sword. The hilt and all the fittings do remain in wonderful original condition. The wooden scabbard wears a beautiful black samé covering as well as very nicely detailed fittings, all having survived beautifully in their condition. Overall measuring 36 7/8 inches in length. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The free listing tool. Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! The item “VERY NICE LATE WAR JAPANESE KAI GUNTO OFFICER SWORD WWII” is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “pcay” and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.