This sword also has Kanehisa's hot stamp (kokuin). The blade measures 23 9/16 (60 cm) from the blade tip to the bottom of the notch in the habaki. The seppa and tsuba have the matching assembly number'0255'.This sword has a pierced tsuba. All fittings have a deep red patina.
The clasped hands sarute is very fine. This sword has a fine blue/brown Company Grade tassel (Captain, Lieutenant).The kabutogane (pommel fitting) has a Silver Samurai family mon. This Tachibana orange blossom mon is identified to the Obayashi Samurai clan. In the Nara period (708) Emperor Shomu decreed that the name tachibana be reserved for the exclusive use by the Imperial descendants of Emperor Bitatsu.
Scroll down to the bottom of the listing to View Additional Photos. The blade has scratches and some occasional pitting. This sword is oil-tempered as their is a Seki stamp on the nakago/tang. The mounts are in nice condition. The blade is perfectly straight.
The hamon/temper line and boshi are healthy. The locking mechanism functions perfectly. Croix Blades buys Japanese swords! 715 5 57 168 8.
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The item "HOT STAMP-WW2 Japanese Army Sword -Old/WWII Gunto -Signed withSILVER SAMURAI MON" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "stcroixblades" and is located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.