December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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Japanese sword in Shin-Gunto army officer's mounts with a blade measuring 25-3/4", wavy temper line and silver engraved habaki. Tang with sword smith's signature reading "Hizen (no) Kuni Ju Yoshitsuga". This older sword was presented to a departing officer in 1937 and the left tang reads, in two lines: "Presented to Mr Masaura By The Residents Of This Town With Deep Appreciation In 1937. Oura Township Sage Prefecture". CONDITION: Blade is mostly bright with a few cloudy areas and exhibiting a number of scattered edge nicks becoming heavier near the tip. Handle is missing all fittings and grip lace. Scabbard exhibits about 75% original brown paint and retains a 7" section of the leather covering. Although the condition of the blade leaves much to be desired, it is extremely uncommon to encounter a Japanese sword with a presentation on the tang. DG

Item Dimensions: 37"
Blade Length
26 - 1/2"
Overall Length
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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