Side Catch 1935 Model WW2 Japanese NCO's
Shin Gunto, SOLD
In very good condition, guaranteed authentic, a super rare side
catch 1935M WW2 Japanese Non Commissioned Officer's Shin Gunto Katana
/ Sword by Nagoya.
100% authentic WW2 Japanese shin gunto, guaranteed. This is a rare
side catch version of the 1935M (1945M's all had side catches but
almost very 1935M had a a top catch except this one and a few others);
see Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Richard Fuller
and Ron Gregory (Plate 126). Please note: this is the ONLY version
of the 1935M to legitimately have an extended (longer than normal)
sarute loop (an extended sarute loop on a standard 1935M is a tell
tale sign the sword is a replica); again, see Plate 126 of Richard
Fuller's reference book for confirmation of this fact. Matching
serial numbers of 133562 on blade and scabbard.
The 26 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, no nicks, and
firm in the hilt (tsuka). The grip with most of its original paint
remaining. The saya / scabbard in good condition with much of its
camouflage paint remaining. The sword sheathes and draws well. The
locking mechanism works well.
Quickly go and try and find another of these for sale, or even
one that has been for sale in the last few years, and then come
quickly back and buy this one. But, be quick, it will not be around
for long. Yours for £1200. Please quote item reference number
M93 (1297). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.