In excellent mint condition, we have a wonderful example of an early 1944 production Japanese Army Officers Shin Gunto Sword of the 1944 Pattern with an original Jr. Officers Tassel. This blade is signed on both sides and is a prime example of a Showa era Gunto oil tempered blade with a straight temper line. The mounts and the handle wrapping are all in top condition. The blade is extremely sharp with no nicks and we guarantee it to be good for three be-headings without the need for sharpening.
No other war trophy of the Pacific Theater captured the imagination more that a Japanese “Samurai Sword” as it conjured up images of Banzai Charge leading Japanese Officers waiving their swords over there heads as they plunged towards our lines. They are truly iconic relics of WWII.