Japanese Katana

Jan 30, 2022. 18:29 UTC
Japanese Katana
Sheila
United States of America

Category
Antique swords

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

My father brought these home from world war II. He never used them so I assume they were not new when he got them in world war II.

Dimensions

Provenance

Pre-1945

Answered within 5 days
Feb 04, 21:46 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Sheila,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a Japanese "Shin Gunto" sword of a member of the Imperial Japanese Army or Navy in the WWII period. This sword which means "new military sword" was designed in memory of the Japanese sword tradition and in usage between 1935 and 1945 for the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. Sometimes older blades were used in this case we have a quite simple steel blade. Such swords came as trophies of GI after WWII in high numbers to the United States.
This piece is in bad to medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 250 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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