Lot 2170: WWII Era Japanese Yoshinaga Sword w/ Shirasaya
November 26, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ, USALive Auction
Description: Model: Katana; Country of Origin: Japan; Production Date: Circa 1940's; Blade Length: 25.5", Total length including wooden hilt & sheath is 37.125"; Material: Wood case and handle, steel blade; Approximate Weight: 3lbs; Notes: Tang has a single hole with 8 characters and one military arsenal stamp (Seki). Approximate translation, the first four characters read "NO-SHU SEKI JU", the last four Hoshi-ya Yoshi-naga. This sword isin a Shirasaya, which is more of a storage casing to protect the blade when not in use.