If you are looking for an exceptional investment, here is what is described in publications as a late-War prototype, i. An officer's gunto made with reduced resources in the late war period.Construction: Lacquer on wood scabbard with brass fittings (some losses), hilt of canvas covered by Japanese urushi lacquer. I recognize the blade as Hizen, not sure which smith, got at recent militaria show in a trade. Blade is traditional construction, using tamahagane and is water quenched, with Japanese army star stamp indicating approval as traditionally made blade. Overall length in scabbard: 39.
Blade length from middle of habaki: 26 1/4. The item "Japanese WWII Sword Hizen Gendaito Late War Mounts RARE WW2 Katana NIHONTO" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons". The seller is "redfell44" and is located in Hove.
This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada.