WW2 Japanese Army NCO's Shin Gunto Katana
Kokura arsenal stamped, 1935 pattern, WW2 Japanese Imperial army
NCO's shin gunto katana in very good condition and with matching
First; We 100% guarantee this is an authentic WW2 Japanese NCO's
shin gunto katana. Be warned, the vast majority of these swords
on the market are reproductions. Again, this one is 100% authentic,
Second; the blade is in very good condition, as is the whole sword,
plus the serial numbers on the blade and scabbard match. Many authentic
swords of this pattern have mismatched serial numbers due to them
having come from so called "surrender warehouses". Again,
this has matching serial numbers.
Correctly stamped serial number and Kokura arsenal acceptance stamp
to the blade. Correct fuchi markings, bohi (blade grove location)
and sarute loop size show this is an authentic WW2 NCO's shin gunto.
Very good condition 26 1/2 inch blade (excludes habaki) with no
damage and firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good shape with some
of the original paint remaining. The blade sheathes and draws like
a dream. The locking mechanism is fine and working. A well above
average example for sure. A superb investment and worth anyone's
money. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Item
number B35 (483).