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SIGNED—WW2 Japanese Army Officer Samurai Sword -Old Collection -SURRENDER TAG

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1 antique World War II Japanese Samurai Army Officer's shingunto sword available.  This WW2 Japanese Army katana has the Japanese Officer's surrender tag attached to the saya.  This sword would make an important addition to any collection.

 

This WW2 Army Officer shin-gunto katana is signed.  This sword was made by Kanetsugu.  There is a showa stamp over the signature.  

 

The blade measures 25 1/16" (63.7 cm) from blade tip to notch in the blade spine.  

 

This sword has a desirable sanbonsugi 'three cedars' hamon/temper line.  This sword has a fine monkey hands sarute/tassel loop.  

 

A canvas surrender tag is attached to the saya.  These tags were attached to their swords by the Japanese Officers who surrendered them.  They hoped to get them back sometime after the War.  This surrender tag has been translated.  The Army Officer that surrendered this sword was Nakajima Masataka.  His name appears on the left side of the surrender tag; his address appears on the right side.  The address translation is a little choppy, but generally reads hachi hanshi shi dai so nishu san tei me. 

The blade has an occasional carbon finish stain.  There are finish scratches on the front half of the sword from cutting.  There are no nicks in the blade edge of any mentionable size.  The blade is perfectly straight.  The mounts are in excellent condition.  The saya lock functions perfectly.  The saya has nearly 100% of its original lacquer.  

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country Japan
Item Army Officer's Samurai Sword, with Surrender Tag

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