***New - Japanese WWII era Shin Gunto Officers Sword Masuyugu
This is an excellent example of a WWII era mid-war manufactured sword with a combat cover. The blade is signed Masu yugu, the other side has no markings. Research indicates that Masuyugu was rated as a medium grade gendaito smith. The blade is in excellent state of polish with no blade flaws. The black lacquered scabbard is similarly in excellent overall condition with very high percentage of original paint. The tsuka is in excellent condition, with some wear spots on the high edges of the silk wrapping. The locking mechanism is by a retention strap which secures with a button in a leather flap. The fittings, based on appearance, seem to be all original and complete. $1500 excluding shipping.