The search for my first Gunto continues. After Bob and Stu saved me from buying a "mix up" Korean War sword last month I have been doing some searching and thought I would get your thoughts / comments / opinions on this one which is from a reputable dealer for $1100USD who is happy to provide any further photos on request.
I am looking for a complete pre 1945 Shin or Kai Gunto for display. It doesn't worry me if the blade isn't traditionally made. Does this seem legit and is the price right? It appears that the Vet has etched his service number onto the blade. How much would this affect the value.