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Pilot/Tanker Shin-gunto

Article about: This short sword is proportional in design to the full size original Type 98 that it was patterned after. It is usually attributed to use by pilots and tankers. This one also displays a fami

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    This short sword is proportional in design to the full size original Type 98 that it was patterned after. It is usually attributed to use by pilots and tankers.

    This one also displays a family kamon (mon) on the kabutogane.

    Regards,
    Stu
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    Thats real neat! I have only seen them in pictures. The condition is excellent also! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Robert

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    Very nice Stu!
    I would love to have one of these in my collection.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thanks for the positive comments guys.

    Ralph, I'm surprised to learn that with your talents you have not already made yourself one from scratch.

    Regards,
    Stu

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    Certainly a rare find ! Very nice indeed Stu , Is there any Kanji on the tang ?
    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...

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