There are only a couple of tiny surface level rust spots which I have done my best to photograph. The tsuka wrapping is not stained/rotten/frayed. The Saya is not cracked. The details on the tsuba are sharp.
And all the fittings, including the leather seppa which are in good condition for their age are present. Overall this is an excellent example of a sword from this period and is well worth adding to a collection weather you are a fan of katana in general or of WWII memorabilia.
It ships from my smoke free home. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Thanks for looking and good luck! The item "WWII Shin Gunto Katana Japanese Army Officer's Samurai Sword Antique Seki 1935" is in sale since Sunday, August 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons". The seller is "d3adrock" and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Gibraltar, Sri lanka, Monaco, Uruguay.