WW2 Unsigned Japanese Army Officer's 34M
Shin Gunto, For Sale
In good condition, a WW2 Unsigned Japanese Army Officer's Model
34 Shin Gunto Katana.
Guaranteed authentic (ito grip bindings a replacement), the blade
has some Gendaito characteristics but is in too poor a polish to
be certain, so sold as Showato (machine made blade). Very nice set
of number stamped ("72") seppa and tsuba.
The 26 1/8 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in good
order though poor polish; it has a small fukure (open carbon bubble)
flaw which really indicated this is Gendaito, but we are not selling
it as such. Blade with vice grip marks from when it was assembled
into its gunto fittings. No discernable nicks or cracks. Blade tight
in tsuka (grip). Tsuka, etc. all good. The olive coloured saya /
scabbard is in good shape. The sword sheathes and draws well. The
locking pin mechanism is there and works / secures the saya.
Nice looking example with possible potential. A snip at £900.
Please quote item reference number AD38. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 0510-1m (2.650).