Kengo 41 1/2" 1095 World war 2 Japanese military GUNTO katana

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We take a solid bodied (no-hi) Ryujin T10 differentially hardened blade - mount it up in Gunto style WWII fittings, and make it available at a ridiculously low price.

This version is based on the model 98 Shin Gunto that began production in 1938, distinguished by the traditionally constructed tsuka and single hanging point of the saya.

While not a perfect replica, it is much closer to many others being sold online (often for around the $450 mark for a T10 tool steel blade like this) and pays attention to many details - including the scabbard locking push button release mechanism, Japanese Imperial Army tsuba, colored steel scabbard and officers tassel (brown and blue, designating a company or warrant officer rank), all coming together to give it that Gunto look without breaking the budget.

41 1/2" 1095 Blade

length: 27 1/2"

Handle length: 9 3/4"

Weight: 2.4 lbs

Full tang

World War 2 Japanese military katana 

Steel scabbard with paint coating

Brass fitting, gift box and cleaning kit

 Here is a comparison with a genuine type 98 Gunto whose scabbard has faded over the last 7 or 8 decades to a white powdery color:

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