zanzobar Store ***Have a samurai sword brought back from World War II? Or a whole collection? River Valley Knives purchases individual Japanese samurai swords and sword collections. You can reach us at 715-557-1688.*** River Valley Knives also sells collections on consignment. See our classified ad in current editions of "Knife World" magazine. Bidders/Collectors: Click here to Sign up for my email newsletters to be kept informed of River Valley Knives' new listings. Description: 1 antique Japanese samurai sword available. This fine pre-WW2 Japanese Army Officer's shin-gunto sword is a superior example. In fact, this sword is an art sword--it was made by a superior smith to demonstrate/show off his skills. This sword is an utsuchi of a Fukuoka Ichimonji. This sword would make a fine addition to any collection. The tang is signed 'Yamato no Kuni Tada Yoshi'. Note the bold, well-cut signature. The reverse tang is dated 1932. This healthy gendai art sword measures 26 1/8" (as measured properly from the blade tip to the bottom of the notch in the habaki). The sarute is an early monkey hands type. This sword has an olive drab-painted wood saya with a leather combat cover. Note the extraordinary hamon on this sword--here is its description: o gunome choji midare with hotsure to tobi yaki, nado. Or, Eige de, large priest head, clove, irregular, boiling away, flying temper. Condition: This antique Japanese gendai sword is in extraordinary condition. I have done nothing to clean up the blade. There are very occasional tiny spots with the beginnings of oxidation on the blade--these are of the type that will be easily removed with some clove oil and uchiko powder. There is a dark spot on the blade visible in the photos--that was just some grime that came right off. There are three tiny nail nicks in the blade edge. The blade is perfectly straight. All fittings are in above average condition. The leather combat cover on the saya/scabbard has minor crazing and scuffs. As is often the case with leather combat covers, one of the two snaps is gone on it. This sword is guaranteed against fatal flaws (as all of my swords are). This listing represents the perfect opportunity to add a finely-made, superior World War II Japanese shin-gunto sword to your collection. For international transactions, you may be responsible for duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees as required by your country's laws. I have built my reputation on customer service and honesty. Please leave 5-star feedback--if you don't feel comfortable leaving 5-star feedback on all four evaluation points (item as described, communication, shipping time, & shipping and handling charges), please contact me before leaving feedback so that I can make it right. If your concerns aren't addressed to your satisfaction, please return the item for a refund. I want to make sure all of my customers are happy with their purchase(s). Thank you for your business! Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Bidders and/or buyers of knives or multi-tools (with knife blade components) must be 18 years of age or older. If you are bidding on this item(s) and/or purchasing this item, you assert that you are 18 years of age or older--and you assert that you can legally purchase, take delivery of, and own this knife/knives or multi-tool(s) in the State in which you live. For international bidders/purchasers, by bidding on (or purchasing), you assert that you may legally purchase and own this knife/knives or multi-tool(s) in the Country in which you live. You also assert that you may receive this knife/knives or multi-tool(s) from the U.S., and that if you have this item shipped to your country and your Customs service does not allow this item to be received by citizens of your country--and the knife or multi-tool is then confiscated, by bidding or purchasing this item you accept full responsibility for this loss. Of course, knives and multi-tools with knife blades and or saws, etc, are sharp and/or dangerous in other ways. Caution must be exercised when using and handling knives and multi-tools. By bidding on or purchasing this item, you accept all responsibility for any injury caused by or with the use of this knife/knives and/or multi-tool(s). You agree to hold the seller harmless from any responsibility of injury caused by or with the use of this item.