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The Forge Direct Gunto Katana is a replica of the extremely rare type of highly sought after WWII sword that took an ancient family heirloom blade, and mounted it in 20th century Japanese military sword fittings.
While most Japanese Gunto (Gun meaning 'army' and To sword - so 'Army Sword') were monotempered mass produced blades of average quality at best, every now and again treasures like these would be found on the battlefield and some were even priceless national treasures - and it is this kind of sword that we are recreating with our officers Gunto replica.
The blade of this sword is made from the highest quality T10 tool steel, and differentially hardened to produce an authentic hamon temper line. Fittings of the handle are brass over a wooden core, with a lockable push button release attaching it to the iron over wood core saya. As such, the whole construction is extremely solid and represents a 20th century evolution of the ancient Japanese sword.