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Type 98 IJA officers Shin Gunto

Article about: My latest purchase, A type 98 IJA officers shin gunto with company grade officers tassel. I had to sell both my type 95 NCO guntos but it was definitely worth it. Blade specifications, Shino

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    My latest purchase, A type 98 IJA officers shin gunto with company grade officers tassel. I had to sell both my type 95 NCO guntos but it was definitely worth it.

    Blade specifications,

    Shinogi-zukuri, ioiri-mune, tori-zori, chu-kissaki
    Nagasa: 63.3cm
    Motohaba: 2.9cm
    Sakihaba: 2.0cm
    Sori: 1.9cm
    Kasane: 0.65cm
    Nakago: O-Suriage Mumei 17.8cm

    Though the Nakago is mumei (unsigned) the blade has a possible attribution to Edo ishido school (300 years old) due to the shape and choji style hamon.
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    Adam that's a beauty! One day I might have something like this too, until then I'm more than happy with your Type 95 I'm glad the money went towards something as great as this.

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    Its a beaut!

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    Verrrrry nice! Congratulations.

    --Guy

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    I really like the temper line.

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    sure looks a nice one.

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    Great sword .

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    Nice upgrade Adam
    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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