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NCO Gunto (?) in Java. Should i buy this?

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    Question NCO Gunto (?) in Java. Should i buy this?

    Hello dear collector, im planning to buy this NCO gunto (?) in here after i see this ad on the local antique blog:

    As you can see, there's no handle nor handguard left and there's some rust and patina in this sword too. But the price is really cheap though.
    And when i researching this, i cant decide about that scabbard. The shape near the handguard is different compared with the standard NCO scabbard. Maybe its a last ditch gunto?
    So should i buy this?
    Thank you in advance and really appreciate with the help.

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    No symbols or anything written on it (or wouldnt there be on these if last ditch)?

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    I dont know and unfortunately this is the only images i got.

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    From the images, it is difficult to acertain that this is even a Japanese blade. The sword appears to be straight with no curve which is uncommon for a Japanese sword. It certainly is not any form of "last ditch" manufacture. The tang appears to be crudely formed. I can't make any judgement except it does not appear to be Japanese.


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    That looks like it may be a Korean sword!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Worth the price of scrap steel.

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    If You want a japanese sword , dont buy that one.

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    Ah i see, thank you very much for the opinions gentlemen. I wont buy this gunto.

    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Worth the price of scrap steel.
    For about US$40, its indeed worth of that.

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    Hello feldgrau33,

    If you have not done so already perhaps have a look at the pinned thread regarding Type 95 NCO swords located at the top of the Japanese forum. It might provide some insights and assist you in your search for a good example for your collection.


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    Of course, i already read your wonderful thread, really great and make drooling in the same time.
    Owning gunto is one of my five dream as collector. But i guess owning it with cheap way in the same time is almost impossible.

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