Fine WWII Army Kai Gunto Katana with an early 17th C. marked blade to Minamoto Nagayuki (ID: js372)
Fine WWII Army Kai Gunto Katana with an early 17th C. marked blade to Minamoto Nagayuki
|( ID: js372 )|
A fine and quite early Japanese sword. This example is mounted in WWII Gunto mounts, with a very early 17th C. blade that is marked Minamoto Nagayuki (?). the last character is difficult to read but one translator indicated that it reads Nagayuki. The blade is in very fine condition showing good proportions for its size, indicating its early manufacture. The mounts are in nice condition as well. Overall length is 38", blade cutting edge is 24".