Japanese IJA Officer’s Shin Gunto Katana

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis is a commissioned officers katana Type-98, with a machine made blade. I believe it to be a fake simply because of the serial number stamped into the habaki. I have been told that the Japanese only stamped the serial number into the blade unless it is a Type-95, which this is not.

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2 Responses to “Japanese IJA Officer’s Shin Gunto Katana”

  1. Hey I saw one of these in a local antique store same serial nunber, what else do you know about this sword? I was curious when it was made the blade was not hand made it appeared to be machined. Thanks for any other information you can provide.

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