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Gunto Katana

Katana : Jyakushu Ju Fuyuhiro Saku 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu (not guarantee)

Ordering number : 14743

Katana in Navy Gunto Koshirae

Signature : Jyakushu Ju Fuyuhiro Saku 8 Gatsu Kichijitsu (not guarantee)

Blade length : 63.9 cm or 25.15 inches.
Sori : 1.2 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.22 cm or 1.27 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.17 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Showa period.(during war time)
Shape : It is wide and thick long kissaki Katana.
Jitetsu : Muji Fu.
Hamon : Nioideki Gunome Midare.

Special feature : This piece style is called Aburayaki(untempered katana).
This blade was made during war time. Navy Gunto blade is very rare.
Because many navy crews died in the war.
Probably It is the sword which father handed the sword which he
owned as a precious sword of the heredity carefully
as a Gunto koshirae so that a son goes to the battle front. 
The war has passed almost 70 years. I feel some emotional feeling.
The condition of Koshirae is good.

Koshirae : Navy Gunto Koshirae
Saya : shark skin with black Urushi lacquer.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 195,000 JPY-(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)

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