August 09, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Japanese Late Model Shin-Gunto

26.5" single edged blade, 1.37" at base.  Iron mounts with lacquered grip wrapping and chrysanthemum menuki.  Sword has been paired with a blue and brown company grade officer's tassel.  Scabbard is wood with black rough textured lacquering.  Both sword and scabbard have been fitted with retention catches.  

Condition:

Very good.  Blade is bright and mostly clean with some light oil staining and a visible temper line  Only minor darkening visible near point. One small chip approx. 9.5" from guard and one small chip near point.  Wrapping has nearly all of the lacquering remaining with only superficial wear.  Handle screw is a poorly-fitting replacement.  Scabbard shows some loss of coating, approx. 2" crack in lacquering in top third of scabbard.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,763
08/09/2018

 

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