During the World War II, the Japanese sword that was used by the army is the Gunto. This type of sword was produced after the samurai era and was worn by officers of the Imperial Japanese army. The demand for handmade swords are declining and the need for mass production of this so-called weapon is gradually increasing. Thus, to satisfy the demand for the production, they recruited people with little or no knowledge of the craft of handmade weaponry. Moreover, shortcuts in creating these type of weapons were adopted by tempering the blade in oil rather than water.
The sword isn’t falling apart or wobbling when I swing it. Also, for it being a weapon for show, it’s actually pretty sharp.
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I wish I had paid a little more attention to the descriptions these are for display and collection only where I was hoping to get one where I could actually physically use it..
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The blade has a beautiful finish and came nice and sharp, even the sheathe it nicely tight and good fit. I also bought the tanto that comes with it and also is completely a work of art, highly recommend.
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The Katana is good overall , the only things that I could find wrong with it was the blade rattles in the saya; the Katana was tip heavy and was a bit punishing after swinging it for a while. Despite the downsides the fittings on the Katana were tight and the handle wrap feels good in the hands. Nothing about this Katana is low quality. Overall the Katana was money well spent and you certainly can buy with confidence.
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I forgot to review the blade guys so 4 star for the blade it’s perfect 1 star was for the scratches I will say only the blade was worth for the cheap price instead of the real blade that are more expensive
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Mine came in pretty difficult to unsheathe, but other than that it is a beautiful yet simple sword.
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Fast shipping! Beautifully crafted piece, exactly how I imagined it!
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it’s pretty cool sword, looks pretty nice. i got it hanging in my room if anyone tries to break in my home. makes me feel like a japanese samurai
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There was a mix up in the beginning after I changed the order but it was cleared up right away and me order was shipped within a few days. Some bad weather were I live delayed the delivery but it arrived in great shape and my son loves it.
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The first standard sword of the Japanese military was known as the kyū guntō (old military sword). Murata Tsuneyoshi (1838–1921), a Japanese general who previously made guns, started making what was probably the first mass-produced substitute for traditionally made samurai swords. These swords are referred to as Murata-tō and they were used in both the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). The kyū guntō was used from 1875 until 1934, and many styles closely resembled European and American swords of the time, with a wraparound hand guard (also known as a D-guard) and chrome plated scabbard (saya), the steel scabbard is said to have been introduced around 1900.
Prior to 1945, many kyū guntō were distributed to commissioned officers to fill a demand for swords to Japan's expanding military officer classes. To distinguish individuality, wealth or craftsmanship, many swords were produced in batches as small as 1–25 to maintain the legacy of sword culture. Styles varied greatly, with inspirations drawn from swords of early periods, familial crests, and experimental artistic forms that the Meiji Restoration period had begun to introduce. Some examples have included European style silverworking, jade, cloisonné, or metalwork and paint for artistic relief.
The shin guntō (new military sword) was a weapon and symbol of rank used by the Imperial Japanese Army between the years of 1935 and 1945. During most of that period, the swords were manufactured at the Toyokawa Naval Arsenal.
In response to rising nationalism within the armed forces, a new style of sword was designed for the Japanese military in 1934. The shin guntō was styled after a traditional slung tachi of the Kamakura Period (1185-1332). Officers' ranks were indicated by coloured tassels tied to a loop at the end of the hilt. The corresponding colors were brown-red and gold for generals; brown and red for field officers; brown and blue for company or warrant officers; brown for sergeants, sergeants major or corporals. The blades found in shin guntō ranged from modern machine made blades through contemporary traditionally-manufactured blades to ancestral blades dating back hundreds of years.
After the Second World War's conclusion, most produced guntō were made to resemble the traditionally cloth wrapped shin-gunto swords, but out of a solid metal casting. On later models the hilts were made of aluminum and painted to resemble the lacing (ito) on officer's shin-guntō swords. These swords will have serial numbers on their blades and are nearly always machine made. If the sword is all original, the serial numbers on the blade, tsuba, saya and all other parts should match.