Ryujin T10 Tool Steel Budget Gunto KatanaRyujin T10 Tool Steel Budget Gunto Katana1
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Ryujin T10 Tool Steel Differentially Hardened Blade in Historically Accurate WWII Type 98 'Gunto' Style Fittings. Includes Free display box and cleaning kit.
A budget alternative to our high end Military Gunto Sword from Forge Direct - 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 of just $199.99..!
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.
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:
Simply amazing value and a unique addition to any Katana collectors inventory - comes with a display box and budget cleaning kit.
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Featured positive reviews:
Upon arrival i broke it open with no hesitation. Pretty happy it came with a sword bag too. Its just beautiful, period. The flower theme, color pallet and blade polish.it passed my hardness and cutting test. Honestly if anybody hasnt bought this, youre missing out on a steal of a deal. My only gripe is how hard it was to get the receded blade out from the handle but otherwise a 9/10 purchase.