Hi folks its been a while! I just picked up this nice shin-gunto or what i think is a shin gunto for next to nothing..... and just have some questions as to year of manufacture and maker ect. Im not capable of reading Japanese and i cant find any distinguishing hallmark. So i leave it to the much wiser than me to enlighten me! besides the writing on the sword theres the numbers 128 on the various washers that hold the cross guard to the blade, also if anyone could point me in the direction to finding another sarute that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!