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WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana, Nagoya Arsenal (sold)

Guaranteed authentic, in good condition, an Imperial Japanese WW2 army NCO's shin gunto katana, with matching serial numbers with the scabbard / saya.

WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana, Nagoya Arsenal

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Apart from a few chilling nicks to the forward cutting section of the blade, this 1935 pattern Japanese army NCO's katana is in good condition. I absolutely guarantee this is an authentic WW2 sword not one of the sea of hard to tell apart repros that have flooded the market. And as for the nicks to the blade; remember, the Japanese fought with their swords in close combat.

This shin gunto is made even nicer by the fact the serial numbers on the blade and scabbard throat piece match, both have the Nagoya arsenal stamp followed by 83442. So this sword was likely taken from a Japanese NCO rather than a warehouse pile of surrender weapons, where the swords and sayas / scabbards often got mixed up.

The 69.5 cm blade is good with obvious almost certainly period use damage to the forward cutting section of the blade; not big damage, not so noticeable. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt paint wearing down as to be expected and commensurate with age. The sword sheathes very well and the locking pin / release works well. Full sized / additional photos available upon request. This item will only appreciate in price. Please quote item reference number 937 (414).

 

 

 

 

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