Item #: 10-3703 -- A Fine Original WW2 period Japanese Katana Blade with Habaki by Seki ju Masanobu, dated Showa 16th Year -- $815.00
A fine original WW2 period Japanese katana blade signed, "Seki ju Masanobu," dated Showa 16th year (1941) and with Showa acceptance stamp typicall indicating it is not a completely traditionally made blade. The nakago with two mekugi ana and may have been remounted during the war. The hamon is a very even gunome with good turn-back at the kissaki. Excellent polish with some light scratches and a couple of tiny dark rust spots on the cutting edge This bare blade retains the original brass habaki; 65.5cm. nagasa.