WW2 1935M Japanese NCOs Shin Gunto Katana,
In good condition, a WW2 1935M Japanese NCOs Shin Gunto Katana.
Yes, it has matching serial numbers (943264) and is guaranteed
authentic (how to spot a fake: the sarute loop is extra long, the
bohi starts further from the habaki, plus more); this one is absolutely
The 26 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition, some scuffing
/ staining (can be polished out / removed), but not much wrong here!
Blade firm in the hilt / tsuka. The aluminium grip has some original
paint remaining. The steel saya / scabbard has some original green
paint remaining. The sword sheathes and draws well, and the locking
mechanism works well.
Better than most and that goes for our price too, just £600.
Please quote item reference R04. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0448-1m (2.389).