Lot 402
Imperial Japanese Type 98 Shin Gunto Saber
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 1930s-early 1940s, standard military issue, the tang signed and with a Showa mark below, brass mounts with varying traces of lacquer and gilt; the wrapped ray skin grip with applied brass chrysanthemum menuki; the heavy brass tsuba with conforming blossom motifs on both sides; the textured metal saya with the single suspension ring characteristic of this model. Presented with period Japanese currency in a custom wooden display box having a hinged glass lid.

Blade 28 in.; LOA 28.25 in.; Display box 4 x 45 x 15.5 in.

Stains to wrap on the grip; small chip and abrasion to scabbard; overall very good estate condition.

$400 - 800