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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.