World War II Japanese kai gunto sword with sheath. Swords of this kind were produced for the Imperial Japanese navy and army during World War II. The wooden scabbard has a rayskin wrapping and is decorated with three metal bands, two with mounting rings, ending with a metal cap that resembles the decoration at the top of the hilt. The Tsuka (hilt) of the sword is wrapped in a brown cloth which forms diamond-shaped openings. Three metal ornaments with cherry blossom designs are visible in these diamond openings. The tsuba is decorated with a cherry blossom band with a rayed design on the top and underside. Marked on the top of the pommel.
Keywords: Katana, wakizashiBlade length: 26 3/4 in. Overall length: 38 3/4 in.
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