Ryujin T10 Tool Steel Budget Gunto Katana
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Ryujin T10 Tool Steel Differentially Hardened Blade in Historically Accurate WWII Type 98 'Gunto' Style Fittings. Actually looks and handles almost exactly the same as the originals, making it extremely popular with our customers. 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:
If you check out the product review tab, you will also see one of our customers had the opportunity to also compare its handling to an original Gunto and found that it's handling was identical..!
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:
I purchased this reproduction Type 98 Shin Gunto after reading the reviews and watching the YouTube video posted by another reviewer, and I was not disappointed! The sword arrived exactly one week after I ordered it, well-packaged and with the usual protective grease/plastic wrap on the blade. After cleaning it I was very pleased with the overall fit and finish, and while I have not had an opportunity to do any test cutting yet, it makes an excellent conversation piece. In fact, a friend of mine was so impressed with the quality that he ordered one for himself! I have always wanted a Type 98 for my collection without the prohibitive cost of an original, and this offering from Ryujin certainly fits the bill. A big thank you to Sword Buyer's Guide and Ryujin for making this fantastic deal possible!!!