Katana

A Review Of My Original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army NCO’s Shin – Gunto Katana 1935 P, Rare Variant

Physical description
Aluminium hilt faded brown white and gold paint due to aged, plain blackened-steel oval tsuba (handguard), scabbard bears remains of olive green paint w/ patina. Original first edition or 1935 Pattern of NCO Katana.The use of swords in the Japanese army during the Second World War extended to non-commissioned officers and even senior privates. Stamped on blade beside serial number. Kokura arsenal inspector’s stamp.

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