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1 difficult to find Japanese model 1883 Naval Kyu-Gunto Samurai Officer's sword. This rare Imperial Japanese Navy Officer's katana would make an important addition to any collection. A sword in model 1883 Naval Kyu-Gunto sword mounts is rare. An example in exceptional condition is extremely difficult to find.
The Naval mounts on this sword are mint. Of Kyu-Gunto mounted swords--just 1 in 40, or 1 in 50 is in Naval mounts--all others are Army. A sword like this does not come on the market very often.
Photos from reference books of Japanese Naval Officers posing with this type of sword are provided in this listing.
This sword has a Silver Samurai family mon on its backstrap. The mon is from the Abe and Tomita Samurai clans. This sword has an ancestral Samurai blade. The blade dates to the 1500's A.D. The nakago/tang is unsigned. The blade measures 24 7/16" from blade tip to notch in the blade spine. This sword has a desirable, wavy hamon. This old blade has two holes in the nakago. The sharkskin-covered saya is very fine. All fittings are gilted in gold.
The mounts are nearly perfect. The blade is in typical wartime polish with occasional light scratches and minor staining. There are no nicks in the blade edge.
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|Period||1500's A.D. thru World War 2|
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