WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana, Sold
In very good condition, a guaranteed authentic WW2 Japanese NCO's
shin gunto katana.
Please note: We guarantee this is an authentic WW2 Japanese NCO's
shin gunto, NOT a reproduction. Be warned, the vast majority of
this pattern / model of sword on the market are reproductions; this
one is 100% authentic, guaranteed. It also has matching serial numbers
to the blade and saya (scabbard), so the two are original to each
Kokura arsenal stamps to the blade and fuchi. The 26 1/4 inch blade
(cutting edge, excluding habaki) has some blemishes to it, but is
generally very good and firm in the tsuka (hilt / grip). The tsuka
is above average, with much if not most of the original copper colored
paint intact. The sword sheathes and draws well into / out of the
black saya. The locking mechanism works and holds the saya as it
should. The saya is particularly interesting in that it is an earlier
version, post copper cap but pre-drag.
This is a well above average example. The serial number on the
blade and scabbard is 54686, so one of the earliest made of these
swords, which means it probably has seen some action and possibly
worse. £650 is a very good price for such an early manufactured
example with matching serial numbers and in such good condition.
Please quote reference number G75 (966). Further / full sized images
available upon request.).