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  • Seller: antiques
  • Posted: September 29, 2016 9:30 am

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A beautiful high-grade WW2 Kai-Gunto / Navy Katana 

Rare blade by : Motte Tamahagane Saburo kitae kore

Traditionally hand forged water tempered blade


A very healthy flawless solid thick & sound stout blade ! 

Blade jidai (era) : WW2 Showa era ca. 1940


Signed : Motte Tamahagane Saburo kitae kore

Nagasa/cutting edge :  26-1/4″  &  Sharp !

 Tang :

Total blade length : 35-3/8″

Blade thickness at the habaki notch : 7.8 mm thick

Width at the habaki : 1-1/4″ 

Width at yokote level : 7/8″

Kissaki/point : 1-1/2″

Sori/curve : 11/16″

Hamon/temper line : pointed- gunome midare-ba on both side

Hada/grain : nice & bright ko-itame 

Kissaki/point : sharp crispy point with big boshi/turn-back on both side

Blade condition :  generally clean original ca. 1940 polish & untouched, 

very healthy, thick, flawless, solid & very sound !

Mix with some light surface scuffs/scratches/stain here & thereotherwise nothing further.

No Kizu/flaw, no chip, no nick, no bend, no crack/hagire, no blister = very sound & stout !

High grade Kai-Gunto / NavyMounts

Beautiful & very attractive solid & sound first class mounts

 All in suite & all original to the blade from A to Z with nothing missing

Everything fit thigh & perfect


All generally very clean & neat, in good solid & sound condition, 

just showing some very minor & normal wear & tare from age & use with a nice patina.

Good solid handle

Good & very clean original brown silk ito/wrap

Real & intact solid black same/skin

High grade fittings, all matching in suite #55

Good solid & strong full real big same/skin scabbard with 2 rings 

Original brown Tassel (cut)

Strong stout Gendaito-blade in a beautiful solid & sound mounts !

 Guaranty real & genuine authentic antique WW2 Japanese sword

Any other question please ask, my description is honest & very accurate,

perfectly as described & exactly as shown in the pictures below, enjoy in the auction.

Terms & condition of the deal 

The high bidder is required to confirm their winning bid(s) within ** 2 days/ 48 hrs **

& make full payment within ** 3 days.

We do not purchase directly the insurance at the post office but only the shipping,

so the $ amount on the post office stamp on the package is only for the shipping that we paid to the post office,

but the item is fully insured for the full final eBay price not by the post office but directly by my private business insurance.

The insurance + handling are not reflected in the $ amount of the post office stamp on the package.

Total shipping amount are for: shipping (post office) + fully insured (via my private business insurance) + handling.

Over sea buyer(s): custom declaration are declared at the full eBay final price (no less).

Import duties taxes are the buyer’s responsibility.


USA buyer(s) via express mail $95 fully insured

International buyer(s) via EMS/express mail $135 fully insured