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Japanese WW2 Samurai Sword -Old/Antique WW II Army CAPTURE TAG/GENDAITO/1ST SEAT

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1 antique World War II Japanese Samurai Army Officer's sword available.  This sword was made by Sanyo Miyumisanroku ju Fujiwara Kazunori.  Kazunori earned 1st Seat at the 1941 Sword Exhibition.  This Japanese Army gendaito sword would make an important addition to any collection.


This sword is signed 'Sanyo Miyumisanroku ju Fujiwara Kazunori saku kore'.  The reverse side of the nakago is dated '2601 Years After Founding of the Empire'.  This date translates to 1941.  


The blade measures 26 3/8" (67 cm)--as measured properly with a tape pulled tight from the blade tip to the bottom of the notch in the habaki.  

This sword has an undulating, water-tempered hamon/temper line.  


The fittings have matching assembly numbers on them--all fittings are stamped '3'.  The regular metal Army saya has a leather combat cover over it.  This sword has a fine blue/brown Company Grade tassel.  


The original surrender tag is attached to the saya.  The original soldier's information is written in both Japanese and English.  It is very unusual to have a Japanese soldier who could write in English as well.  The surrender tag reads 'Hyogoken Hikamigun Oji-mura Nakayama, Mr. Murakami, Kuroi Station in Fukuchiyama Lin'.

This mounts on this antique Japanese World War II Army Officer's sword are in excellent condition.  

The blade has occasional minor staining, a couple of tiny nail catcher edge nicks, and occasional superficial surface finish changes from a few fingerprints.  The kissaki (front portion of blade from tip to ~1 1/2" back) had a couple of nicks.  The first stage of removing them was started.  This sword will polish perfectly if the buyer wishes to have it polished.  

The hamon is perfectly healthy.  The boshi is perfectly healthy as well.  

St. Croix Blades buys Japanese swords.  

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country Japan
Item Army Officer's Gendaito Sword
Maker Sanyo Miyumisanroku ju Fujiwara Kazunori
Premium feature Surrender Tag -- written in Japanese, & English

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