SOLD ARMY OFFICERS SHIN GUNTO BY YASUKUNI SHRINE SMITH YASU HIRO

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IN STUNNING MINT CRISP CONDITION WE HAVE A VERY HIGH END EXAMPLE OF A JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SHIN GUNTO SWORD.  THIS SWORD WAS MADE BY THE FAMED YASUKUNI SHRINE SMITH YASUHIRO.  THIS SWORD WAS PROBABLY MADE IN 1939 WHEN HE WAS THE HEAD SWORDSMITH AT THE FORGE OF BARON OKURA KISHICHIRO. HE IS VERY WELL KNOWN FOR HIGH TO SUPERIOR GRADE GENDAITO SWORD AND THIS IS A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF HIS WORK, A 26 1/4 INCH BLADE IN 95% OLD POLISH IN MINT ARMY OFFICER MOUNTS.  IT HAS THE STRAIGHT TEMPER LINE USED BY THE YASUKUNI SHRINE SMITHS.   YOU HAVE HAVE TO CHECK OUT PAGE 182 OF SLOUGH’S BOOK TO SEE WHAT A HUGE DEAL THIS SWORD IS.  THIS IS A TOP EXAMPLE OF A FINE ART GRADE JAPANESE MILITARY KATANA.


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