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Late WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana with Sword Knot (sold)

In good condition and matching serial numbers, a mod to late WW2 Japanese NCO's katana with original sword knot.

Late WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana with Sword Knotimage 740 2

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Worn through use but in good condition, a mid to late war (denoted by the plain iron tsuba) Imperial Japanese NCO's katana, matching serial numbers to blade and scabbard (131978), with original sword knot; this means the katana was taken off a Japanese NCO, it is not a war end surrender item (as NCO's and officers removed their sword knots at the end of the war before surrendering their swords).

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I 100% guarantee this to be an authentic Imperial Japanese Army NCO's katana; it is not a later reproduction; the detail and aging / wear is correct in every way. Be warned, most items available on the market are repros. Again, I guarantee this item is authentic.

The 70.3 cm blade is still quite sharp and in good order, though there are some patina areas, scratches, etc. as you should expect. Everything is firm. The hilt in good order. The blade sheathes into the metal scabbard well; some scabbard field paint remaining. The blade and scabbard throat serial numbers match. The blade's serial number has the Nagoya arsenal mark next to it. The original sword knot in tired but sound condition. My reference number is 740 (309). Full sized / further images available upon request.


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