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.