WW2 Japanese Army NCO's Shin Gunto Katana
(Kokura Arsenal) (sold)
Guaranteed genuine, a WW2 Japanese army NCO's shin gunto / katana
marked for the Kokura arsenal.
I guarantee this to be an authentic Kokura arsenal WW2 Japanese
Army NCO's Katana; be warned, many if not most NCO shin gunto on
the market are reproductions, including several sold by so called
sword experts! Although reproductions can be very "good",
they get minor detail slightly wrong, such as the position of the
blade bohi (groove). This is a genuine World War vet bring back
war trophy with matching serial numbers (80516) to the blade and
This example is in very good condition, the blade a little "shined"
/ polished (the Kokura arsenal mark next to the serial number on
the blade is only just visible). The 69.5 cm blade is firm in the
hilt / grip. The sword sheathes well and the locking pin mechanism
is good and working well. The scabbard and grip both a little aged
but in generally very good order. Further / full sized images available
upon request. My item reference number is 658 (260).