Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Ouch

Article about: Thought you all would like to see this Japanese Shin Gunto and its bullet impact. Given to me by the widow of a WWII Pacific Theater Army Vet. Oral history is that he picked it up on one of

  1. #1
    John Smiff
    ?

    Default Ouch

    Thought you all would like to see this Japanese Shin Gunto and its bullet impact. Given to me by the widow of a WWII Pacific Theater Army Vet. Oral history is that he picked it up on one of the Pacific islands. Wife said he never talked much about what happened. A 30-06 bullet fits nicely. The sword can be removed from the scabbard with a bit of difficulty and is very slightly marked from the impact.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Shin Gunto I.jpg   Shin Gunto II.jpg  

    Shin gunto III.jpg  

  2. #2

    Default Re: Ouch

    Very nice item, great to see that it has an obvious history behind it

    Thanks

    Danny

  3. #3

    Default Re: Ouch

    nice piece as danny says with history!!

  4. #4
    3mk
    3mk is offline
    ?

    Default Re: Ouch

    Great item!

  5. #5
    John Smiff
    ?

    Default Re: Ouch

    It's much more impressive than the pictures can show. To actually hold it is a little eerie, but then I've always had an active imagination. Unfortunately the gentleman descended into the darkness of Alzheimers and passed on before I could get him to write circumstances down.

  6. #6
    ?

    Default Re: Ouch

    a great gift , with a good talking point , congrat`s
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

  7. #7

    Default Re: Ouch

    Wow that's an attention getter. Active imagination aside, if your Japanese Shin Gunto get's hit with a bullet, it's a bad day.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Ouch

    What an awesome piece to have in your collection , cheers Raymond

  9. #9

    Default Re: Ouch

    Possible for a photo of the blade without damaging it?

  10. #10

    Default Re: Ouch

    Awesome really...a real piece of history

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •