Early WW2 Japanese Non Commissioned Officer's
Shin Gunto, Sold
In good condition, an early WW2 Japanese Non Commissioned Officer's
Shin Gunto with matching serial numbers to blade and saya / scabbard.
Matching serial numbers 27634 to the blade and scabbard / saya;
this is an early war NCO's shin gunto with rarer plain iron tsuba.
The 26 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, save for a couple
of minor nicks (probably period), bearing the serial number 27634
and Kokora To arsenal mark, and is firm in the hilt / tsuka. The
tsuka / hilt good with some original copper paint remaining; the
nut has gone but the bolt holds tightly anyway. The scabbard / saya
in very good order with a good amount of war time camouflage paint
remaining. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking pin
mechanism works and holds the scabbard in place.
An early WW2 rarer plain iron tsuba NCO shin gunto in wall above
average condition. Just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote
item reference V53 (0986). Further / full sized images available