1935M / Type 95 Early WW2 Japanese Army NCOs
Shin Gunto, Sold
In good condition, a 1935M / Type-95 WW2 Japanese Army NCOs Shin
Gunto, matching early war serial numbers.
Guaranteed authentic: 1935M / Type-95 Early WW2
Japanese Army NCOs Shin Gunto. Blade and saya / scabbard serial
numbers 6181. If you want an example with most of the hilt / grip
/ tsuka paint remaining, this one is not for you. If you want an
original early war example, that clearly would have seen action,
where the paint has been removed over time by the sweaty palm of
a Japanese non commissioned officer, this one is for you. Unlike
most near or fully bare / exposed aluminium hilts, this one has
not been "cleaned" off, it has been period worn off. A
Burma veteran bring back.
The 26 1/4 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is still very
sharp (period) and in very good condition with one small nick, firm
in the hilt. The aluminium hilt / tsuka is in very good shape. The
saya / scabbard has most of its original war time paint remaining,
a few scrapes and a ding but nice. The sword sheathes and draws
very well, and the locking mechanism works very well.
For us, this is so much better than a pristine desk officer's sword.
And it can be yours for only £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference S46 (0658). Further / full sized images available
Please note: Early serial numbers like this did not have an arsenal
mark to the blade, only to the fuchi. The arsenal marks to the fuchi
on this gunto is for Kokura and are 100% correct for the serial