Back in 2014 there was a thread about one of these. Stu was kind enough to point out my incorrect collector terminology that this type was a "last ditch". I promised to take pictures but never got around to it....until today.
So here is my late war NCO Shin Gunto. Matching Saya and blade. In terrific shape with just one small chip at the tip.
Also interesting are the finger print and fabric impressions left on the Saya.
Enjoy! And sorry I'm so late Stu!
P.S. Yes......lots of pictures but wanted to capture the details