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Early copper hilted Japanese NCO's Type 95 Shin Gunto Katana, sold

Very rare (estimated only a few hundred ever made) original early copper hilted regulation 1935 (type 95) pattern Japanese army nco's shin-gunto katana, original brass cap scabbard (matching serial numbers) in very good condition.

Early copper hilted Japanese NCO's Type 95 Shin Gunto Katanaimage O19 1

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A true copper hilted type 95 Japanese NCO's katana; only the early / original army swords had copper hilts, later / the vast majority of the 1935 pattern had aluminum hilts with copper coloured paint applied. Matching serial numbers 3263 to blade and saya / scabbard.

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The 26 1/2 inch (measured from habaki inset to point) is in good condition, some slight patina, but not much, and firm in the hilt. The copper hilt in very good condition for age. The saya / scabbard with the early round copper chape / drag and with matching serial number to the blade. The sword sheathes and draws well. The locking mechanism works well too.

Don't blink, or it will be gone! Yours for £(xxx - too late, now sold - original sales price information available for small fee). Please quote item reference O19 (1349). Further / full sized images upon request.

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