Original Japanese WWII Army Officer Type 19 Kyu-Gunto Sword with Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition Japanese Army Officer Type 19 Kyu-Gunto Sword has a fine all brass hilt. The hilt has a pommel cap which acts to retain a nut which in turn secures the tang of the blade. The backstrap and grip tabs are decorated with cherry blossom flowers, with the balance of the surfaces being nicely pebbled. The “D” guard curves downward to a pierced basket hilt, and is decorated with the same floral pattern. The quillon end tapers to a teardrop that is decorated with a lined design.
The grip of this sword is of hardwood, and is highly ribbed. The ribs are wrapped with a skein of brass wires, the center strand being twisted. The steel scabbard is in excellent condition.
The blade is near mint and measures approximately 29.5 inches long. It is beautifully nickel-plated, and the tip is in the usual Japanese geometry. The blade shows the temper marks, or hamon, often seen on Japanese swords. There is a fuller that runs nearly all the way to the tip. The blade is in superb condition.
A great Japanese piece here, in excellent condition and priced to sell.
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