WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana, Sold
In very good condition and with matching serial numbers to the
blade and saya (scabbard), a guaranteed authentic WW2 Japanese NOC's
Shin Gunto Katana, early war serial number.
Serial number 58696, so early war, probably 1939/40, yet still
in very good condition. This 1935 model (type 95) Imperial Japanese
non-commissioned officer's katana has been period sharpened. Guaranteed
authentic, with the correct Kokura arsenal markings to the blade
and fuchi (copper collar / ferrule).
The 26 3/8 inch cutting edge blade (excludes habaki) is in very
good condition; some patina spots but not many. A tiny bit of movement
in the hilt. The hilt retains much of its war time copper brown
paint given its age. Period black painted saya / scabbard in good
order with matching serial number to blade. The sword sheathes and
draws well, and the saya securing catch mechanism works well.
A well above average example that has seen a great deal of WW2
time wise, if not battle wise. Grab it quick! Yours for just £xxx
(too late - now sold - original sales price revelaed for small fee).
Please quote item reference AA02 (0002). Further / full sized images