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RARE IIDA LOCK GUNTO Koshirae -Old Japanese WW2 Army Samurai Sword Mounts/WW II

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rare Japanese WW2 Iida mount gunto Army Officer's sword koshirae available.  These sword mounts are among the most rare of all Japanese military sword koshirae.  These mounts are referred to as the Iida seal--or the Iida lock, named after its inventor Iida Kunitaro.  This exceptional Japanese Army sword koshirae would make an important addition to any collection.

 


The wood tsunagi blade measures a long 28 1/16" (71.3 cm) from blade tip to the notch in the blade spine.  



The Iida lock is a weather-proofing mount designed to keep water out of the saya.  This exceptionally rare sword koshirae would make an important addition to any collection.  Information on the Iida (IIDA) lock can be found on page 169 of Jim Dawson's book, Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition. 

This Iida Mount Gunto sword koshirae is in excellent condition.  The saya has no lacquer on it.  Some collectors would choose to have a professional restore the saya's finish--especially on such rare koshirae.  

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country Japan
Item Iida Lock Gunto Koshirae

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