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Finding nice WW2 Japanese Army officers swords is not easy because so often over the years they were played with by kids and the blades often get nicked up or worse, but not in this case. This is a very fine example of a 1930’s production Japanese Army Officers Shin Gunto SwordIt is unusual due to the fact that the blade is a traditional 24.5 inch old pre 1800 ancestral / family blade, hand made in the traditional fashion; a true Samurai Sword.  The temper line is mostly straight with some subtle figure and absolutely razor sharp. These old hand forged blades would take a month just to fashion the blade, this is a true work of art with spiritual connotations in the Shinto Religion.   We guarantee that it is good for at least 5 beheadings with out the need for sharpening. This is a really mint condition sword still with the gilt on the mountings

The Japanese “Samurai Sword” was one of the most iconic weapons of the Pacific Theater and it was certainly the most sought after War Trophy that you could bring home from Island battlefields. This very fine Sword exemplifies the revivalist Japanese Samurai ethos that was very much in evidence in the Japanese Army of the time. The value that they placed on the Sword makes its capture and symbolism even more poignant as a triumph of Democracy over Hegemony.:

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