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RARE mid 17th Japanese Yukihira Signed WWII Katana Gunto Sword

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A fine WWII Era kyu gunto sword mounted with an ancestral blade signed Yukihira. Yukihira was active in the late 17th C. in the 1680s in Bungo Province during the Jokyo era (1684-1688). Hawley gives him a rating of 75 out of 100, which is a very high rating. 75 and above is considered to be a very high quality smith, the reference is YUK59. The fittings are in very nice condition, and the blade displays a nice hamon line. Overall length is 41", blade is 25".
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