1935M (type 95) WW2 Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto
In good condition, a guaranteed authentic 1935M (type 95) WW2
Japanese NCO's Shin Gunto Katana.
This shin gunto is the plain iron / steel tsuba version. The sword
blade bears the serial number 77904, while the saya / scabbard throat
has 79078, so the scabbard is a replacement.
The 26 1/4 inch blade (straight line measurement of the cutting
edge only) is sharp and in good condition, some staining / patina
streaks, Blade firm in the tsuka / grip. Some copper paint to the
grip remaining. The saya / scabbard with some war time paint is
in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking
pin mechanism works well and holds the saya in place.
A good example and only £? (too late, no sold). Please quote
item reference number W76 (1198). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.