***SOLD - Japanese WWII era Shin Gunto Officers Sword Ishii Masa
This is an excellent example of a WWII era mid-war manufacture with a pierced brass tsuba. The blade is signed Ishii Masa saku on one side, the other side indicates date of manufacture February 1940 ( sho wa ju (10) go (5) nen (year) ni (2) gatsu (month) hi (day) ). The blade is in outstanding state of polish with only extremely minor flaws. The scabbard blade 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 perfect. The fittings, based on appearance, seem to be all original and complete. The habaki is of very high quality workmanship, is made with copper with a stippled waterfall design. There is a family mon on the handle. Includes original warrant officer grade tassel. $SOLD excluding shipping.