Shin-gunto Katana signed Yoshinao of Seki

Signature:  Seki Fujiwara Yoshinao Saku with Showa arsenal stamp
Year Made:  Showa era 1940s
Forging Pattern: Muji
Tempering Pattern: Oil tempered midare in nioi.
Dimensions:  Blade Length:  25.875 inchesNakago: 8.75 inches 6.5 mm thick and 33 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  1934 pattern Shin-gunto mounts, decent quality mounts, may have been re-wrapped and painted, some fittings may not be original to the sword..
Overall Condition:  Excellent, good polish with only very minor pitting in isolated places. Nice example of a signed Gunto.

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