A World War II period Model 1883 sword for an officer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Alsto known as Russo-Japanese swords, Kyu-Gunto Japanese Army Swords were used by Japanese Army and Navy officers from the 1880's up through World War II. The blade patina paint itself is also wearing off by age and use ,there is some antique damage because its old item . All. I also think that is custom-made. Brand New. These swords are referred to as Murata-tō and they were used in both the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Like shin-gunto, a great variety of quality in both blades, traditional and machine made, and mounts is seen in kyu-gunto swords. Japanese WWll sword in Samurai mountings, hand forged "Goto Kanehiro", 27. To show the dimension I added a single-handed kyu gunto and a boy´s kyu gunto. Also, the blade itself is traditionally Japanese. NCO swords have leather sword knot. *SUPERB* WWII Japanese Samurai Sword KYU GUNTO Shin Gunto KATANA WW2 BLADE Description: I BUY SWORDS AND WHOLE COLLECTIONS!. Dawson called the 2-ring 1875 version a Type 8; and the single-ring 1886 version a Type 19. The blade and the mountings are in Very Good condition. Kult Of Athena - Swords - USS118 - Russo-Japanese Kyu Gunto Army Sword - Called Kyu gunto or ‘’Russo-Japanese’’ swords, these katana and western saber hybrid swords were used by Japanese Army and Naval officers in WWII, the earlier Russo-Japanese war and Imperial Japan’s colonial conflicts. The 10-leaf cherry blossoms already exclude a police sword. $249.00. I'm currently in the process of expanding out my sword collection. The fittings and pierced guard are gilt over brass, darkly toned, and it appears that the gilt is mostly worn. were used by Japanese Army and Naval officers in WWII, the earlier Russo-Japanese war and. or Best Offer. Sale! I bought this sword from a family whose father W.J. Kyu-gunto swords, also called Russo-Japanese swords, were used by Army, Cavalry and Naval officers during the Russo-Japanese War and WW II. length 100 cm, in good condition. The sword has a blade length of 25.5 inches (65cm). Rare WW2 Japanese Late War Officers Shin - Gunto Sword *617. Another indicator is the bamboo pin (Mekugi) holding the blade tang in place. You guessed it: black. $3,500.00. A fine antique 17th Century Spanish/Italian Cup Hilted Rapier, length 123 cm, in very good condition. I finally purchased this sword off of eBay and it arrived today. All NCOs' swords had machine-made blades with deep fullers (bo hi) and a serial number stamped on the blade in arabic numerals. After the Second World War's conclusion, most produced guntō were made to resemble the traditionally cloth wrapped shin-gunto swords, but out of a solid metal casting. Kyu-gunto, on the other hand, is also called the “old military sword”. Shortcuts in forging were also taken, such as the use of power hammers and tempering the blade in oil rather than hand forging and water tempering; these measures created swords without the usual characteristics associated with Japanese swords. Signed Yasunori. These swords are referred to as Murata-tō and they were used in both the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). The mounts are similar to Kyu-Gunto swords though. WWII JAPANESE ARMY COMPANY GRADE OFFICER TYPE 19 KYU GUNTO DRESS SWORD. Warman's World War II Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide, List of weapons of the Japanese Empire during World War II, https://www.japaneseswordindex.com/military.htm, Military Swords of Imperial Japan (Guntō), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guntō&oldid=977361644, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 September 2020, at 11:21. A good friend mentioned that a Murata-to is a specific kind of non-traditionally made blade. And yes, the blade is still very sharp. The sword has a blade length of 25.5 inches (65cm). Russo-Japanese “Kyu Gunto” Army Sword Item History and Description (IUS-S-118) – Called Kyu gunto or ‘’Russo-Japanese’’ swords, these katana and western saber hybrid swords. WWII Japanese samurai sword with scabbard. Kyu-gunto swords, also called Russo-Japanese swords, were used by Army, Cavalry and Naval officers during the Russo-Japanese War and WWII. The sun with 16 long / 16 short rays will be the key to identification. It was designed to resemble an officer's shin guntō but be cheaper to mass-produce. In really beautiful condition and quality. I have been in to swords now for about 12 years. ‘’Kyu gunto’’ means ‘’old military sword’’ - as The scabbards were made from wood instead of metal and the guard and other fittings were made from iron instead of brass. Kaiguntō (海軍刀, naval sword) are the less common naval versions of the shin guntō. Overall length 34 3/8″, not including scabbard. The blade patina paint itself is also wearing off by age and use ,there is some antique damage because its old item . Please I'll be happy to answer any questions or send more pictures. These were used by Army, Navy and Calvary during World War II. Murata Tsuneyoshi (1838–1921), a Japanese general who previously made guns, started making what was probably the first mass-produced substitute for traditionally made samurai swords. Scopri le migliori offerte, subito a casa, in tutta sicurezza. Factory manufactured kyu-gunto don’t usually have mekugi. Murata Tsuneyoshi (1838-1921), a Japanese general who previously made guns, started making what was probably the first mass-produced substitute for traditionally made samurai swords. Owari Nobutaka blade Meiji kyu gunto antique gift sword with Fujishiro papers. WWII Japanese Army officer's samurai sword antique shin gunto collectible ww2. The presentation swords from Japan to Finland (3p) The presentation sword to Siam(Thailand) The presentation sword to the British surgeon Manchuria emperor presentation sword The Japanese Guntō in a foreign country: (Combined use of Japanese and English) The Kahoku traffic police-affairs sword These are the kyu-gunto (old military sword), the kai-gunto (naval officer sword), shin-gunto (new military sword) and NCO shin-gunto (new military sword for non-commissioned officers). Kyu Gunto Sword, or Old Army Sword (as opposed to Shin Gunto: new army sword) These military swords were produced from 1875 to 1934 and used by Japanese army officers in the Second World War. A very nice Antique 19th century Italian Heavy Cavalry Sword Model 1860, signed S & K (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum Solingen), length 108 cm, in very good condition. 100% Genuine WW2 Japanese Army Military Officer Gunto Sword. Imperial Japan gunto with Bizen blade Bish Osafune Yasumitsu saku. This is an attractive Type 19 Kyū Guntō Japanese Army Officer’s sword dating to 1920-1940; measuring 99.2 cm with the scabbard on, this officer’s sword features a very well preserved 83 cm long nickel-plated magnetic blade with a semi-sharp tip. These swords will have serial numbers on their blades and are nearly always machine made. This style was used from 1883 until 1945. View It on eBay. The sword has bo-hi, or fullers, running Free shipping for many products! ILS 293.01 shipping. The Imperial Japanese Army's "shin gunton" – meaning new pattern – replaced the western style "kyu gunto." NBTHK certificate read more.... View images of this sword: AU$4725.00: WW2 Japanese Navy Officer Sword GU0059 This is one of Navy sword was made … The mountings are in., Japanische, Klinge, Japans Zwaard, Spada, Giapponese, Épée, Japonaise, Espada, Japonesa, tassle, dirk. Buy It Now. The shin guntō was styled after a traditional slung tachi of the Kamakura Period (1185-1332). C $5,749.87. Each type of gunto has its own worth in the market as each has a corresponding value on the collecting market. Collectibles (6) Militaria (5) Knives, Swords & Blades (1) Antiques (1) Asian Antiques (1) Format see all Format. Type 19 Company Grade Officer Kyu-Gunto Sword $ 325.00. or Best Offer. I’ll update this when I know more. The most common kyu gunto sword material is carbon steel. non sharp Need Help - posted in Nihonto: Hello users! View It on eBay. Search refinements. Two weeks ago I bought this sword of a men who told me that this an old Japanese officier sword made after 1904, he told me.I am collecting antiques of all kind since many years. Gregory, Ron R. . Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Prime Cart. In response to rising nationalism within the armed forces, a new style of sword was designed for the Japanese military in 1934. Kyu Gunto Sword, or Old Army Sword (as opposed to Shin Gunto: new army sword) These military swords were produced from 1875 to 1934 and used by Japanese army officers in the Second World War. I’ll be sending that photo to someone to identify the maker and hopefully get more information on the age. Pics don't show the backstrap well, but it appears to be company grade. I also think that is custom-made. Original Item: Only One Available. The non-traditionally made swords from this period are called Shōwatō. There is however a fuller running the length of the sides, which I think of as a nod to European design. Home / Eastern Weapons / Japanese WW2 Army Officer’s Kyu Gunto Parade Sword Japanese WW2 Army Officer’s Kyu Gunto Parade Sword $ 299.00. Which is the Japanese style sword called a Kyu gunto. Some … 2,300.00 € 1,955.00 € Add to cart; Peru Navy Air Force Sword. Kyu-gunto Russo-Japanese sword???? Le migliori offerte per WW2 giapponese MARITTIMA gunto SPADA, Kyu koshirae, Spada, fodero, maniglia, mai rilasciati sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di … This style of mounting was used from 1883 until 1945. At the start of the Meiji Restoration, the Samurai were disenfranchised and the Japanese government began creating an imperial army along European lines, at first using French (Sorry Tom, not American) advisors. In response to rising nationalism within the armed forces, a new style of sword was designed for the Japanese military in 1934. [7] The kyū guntō was used from 1875 until 1934, and many styles closely resembled European and American swords of the time, with a wraparound hand guard (also known as a D-guard) and chrome plated scabbard (saya), the steel scabbard is said to have been introduced around 1900. Carbines served on HMS Renown which helped pin what was left of the Japanese Army and Fleet in Indonesia. SKU. Murata Tsuneyoshi (1838–1921), a Japanese general who previously made guns, started making what was probably the first mass-produced substitute for traditionally made samurai swords. We’ve already talked about the shin-gunto, which was also called the “new military sword”. They were produced from 1875 until 1934 and existed. The blade length is approximately 30 1/2 inches with the sword having an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 37 inches. These were used by Army, Navy and Calvary during World War II. Owari Nobutaka blade Meiji kyu gunto antique gift sword with Fujishiro papers. C $3,130.49. The blade So using the terms of WWII, anything prior to the shingunto is a kyugunto. ILS 14,652.01. CONTACT US with any questions! Add to Wish List Add to Compare. The shin guntō (新軍刀, new military sword) was a weapon and symbol of rank used by the Imperial Japanese Army between the years of 1935 and 1945. [13], Type 95 non-commissioned officer's sabre, with a cast metal painted hilt designed to look like a traditionally wrapped tsuka. WWII Japanese Officers Sword Army Field Officers Grade (Major, Lt-Col, Colonel). No russia, italy, or china (only Hong Kong) The presence of a wooden peg (mekugi) on the hilt of the sword means that it’s hand-forged and will be valued no less than USD 1,000. $3,990.00. or Best Offer +C $127.77 shipping. The scabbard (saya) has a black paint finish that is wearing off by age and time. Imperial Japan’s colonial conflicts. The scabbard (saya) has a black paint finish that is wearing off by age and time. "GUNTO SWORDS". Like shin-gunto, a great variety of quality in both blades, traditional and machine made, and mounts is seen in kyu-gunto swords. As this sword appeared to me as an old piece, i bought it. The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 31 inches, with a blade length of approximately 26 inches. Starting in 1875, a new sword was developed that became the first standard issue for the new army. Is this a Kyu-gunto russo-Japanese sword made 1904 … In the first photo, you should be able to see the temper line (hamon) along the blade, looking a bit like fire or a storm tossed sea. The 10-leaf cherry blossoms already exclude a police sword. View It on eBay. The grip is traditional Japanese ray skin (unfortunately damaged), wrapped in typical European fashion with a triple strand of wire. Item Description: I am pleased to offer this original Japanese army officers sword in Russo-Japanese period Kyu Gunto mountings from World War 2. These are Russo Japanese style mounts. The blade itself is in the style of a katana, with an edge that turns up abruptly just before the tip. Type 19, WW2 Japanese Officers Sword KYU GUNTO. I have owned many Chinese shinken some custom made and others like Paul Chen and so forth. Price 6.500 euro. Categories. A very nice antique Piso Podang Sword, circa 1800, Borneo/Sumatra, length 95 cm, in very good condition. • Kyu-Gunto swords are easily identified by their resemblance to the Western military swords. C $136.71 10 bids + C $44.51 shipping . Naval Kyu Gunto GU0026 This is unusual Japanese naval Kyu Gunto.There are anchor marks on hilt and Kijiri read more.... View images of this sword: AU$2310.00 SALE AU$1870.00: WW2 Japanese Army Sword GU0060 Mint condition order made Gunto. Outside Japan they are collected as historical artifacts. Be the first to review this product . This sword was similar to that of Shin-Gunto. Out of stock. Buy It Now +C $127.77 shipping. $3,500.00. Original Item: Only One Available. The guntō (軍刀, military sword) was a ceremonial sword produced for the Imperial Japanese army and navy after the introduction of conscription in 1872. Styles varied greatly, with inspirations drawn from swords of early periods, familial crests, and experimental artistic forms that the Meiji Restoration period had begun to introduce. ILS 325.60 shipping. A cherry blossom (a symbol of the Imperial Japanese Army) theme was incorporated into the guard (tsuba), pommels (fuchi and kashira), and ornaments (menuki). It had a simple wooden hilt with cross hatched grooves for grip. Naval Kyu Gunto GU0026 This is unusual Japanese naval Kyu Gunto.There are anchor marks on hilt and Kijiri read more.... View images of this sword: AU$2310.00 SALE AU$1870.00: WW2 Japanese Army Sword GU0060 Mint condition order made Gunto. Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate. There are 124 kyu gunto sword for sale on Etsy, and they cost $527.38 on average. $2,450.00. A fine antique Dutch Sword Model 1912, marked YZERHOUWER and on the Ricasso the mark. Skip to main content.ca Hello, Sign in. Details . The first standard sword of the Japanese military was known as the kyū guntō (旧軍刀, old military sword). The kyū guntō was used from 1875 until 1934, and many styles … Initially the hilts were cast out of metal (either copper or aluminium) and painted to resemble the traditionally produced items on the officer's swords. The handle of the sword with fish skin and nice blade with the waves. The kyu-gunto (roughly “old [or first] pattern military sword”) was a weird hybrid of European ideas and Japanese sword traditions. WW2 Signed GUNTO Japanese Army Officer Military Katana Sword Samurai Nihonto. Military action by Japan in China and Russia during the Meiji Period helped revive the manufacture of swords and in the Shōwa period (1926–1989) before and during World War II swords were once again produced on a large scale.[3]. I already have a great deal of Japanese, European, Chinese and a number of other swords. It was often painted brown and was suspended from two brass mounts, one of which was removable and only used when in full dress uniform. Original Imperial Japanese Samurai Family Mon 'Type 19' Company Grade 'Kyu-Gunto' Dress Sword. O-318. Price 675 euro A very nice Antique French Small Sword, circa 1750, colichmarde blade, original fire … ILS 11,335.44. or Best Offer. This replica Japanese Army Sword Kyu-Gunto has a 25" blade, simulated ivory handle, and engraved furniture. *SUPERB* WWII Japanese Samurai … On later models the hilts were made of aluminum and painted to resemble the lacing (ito) on officer's shin-guntō swords. French Driver’s Sword. WWII Model 1883 Japanese Navy Officer Kyu-Gunto Dress Sword $ 525.00 A World War II period Model 1883 sword for an officer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Guntō (軍刀, military sword) is a Japanese sword produced for use by the Japanese army and navy after the end of the samurai era in 1868. 1920-1940 TYPE 19 KYU GUNTO JAPANESE ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD. Description Description. Russo-Japanese War Kyu Gunto Army Officer Sword with Leather Field Covered Scabbard $ 1,250.00 Item Number: 32889 I know this way of fixing the blade. Kyu-guntos come in both hand-forged and machine-made varieties. The mountings are Russo-Japanese period Naval Kyu Gunto with a., Japanische, Klinge, Japans Zwaard, Spada, Giapponese, Épée, Japonaise, Espada, Japonesa, tassle, dirk. 11 watchers. However there's one particular sword that I can't seem to find a decent version of. LONG WAKIZASHI sword w GUNTO Koshirae MASAHIRO EDO 35 8 21 4 1 03kg. The kyu gunto closely resembled European and American swords of the time, with a wraparound hand guard (also known as a D-Guard) and chrome plated scabbard. My sword is the more highly prized version with a more traditionally crafted blade. To distinguish individuality, wealth or craftsmanship, many swords were produced in batches as small as 1–25 to maintain the legacy of sword culture. All Listings (filter applied) Auction. The scabbard for the Type 94 was made of metal with a wood lining to protect the blade. The sword has bo-hi, or fullers, running the length of the blade on both sides. 42 watchers. Now when it comes to the seller I did my research here and I read the good along with the bad. Some of the final swords produced in the last year of the war utilized cheap copper or blackened iron fittings. Most notably the second (removable) hanging point was omitted from the scabbard. ACS for Alexander Coppel Solingen. The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 31 inches, with a blade length of approximately 26 inches. During this wartime period antique swords from older time periods were remounted for use in military mounts. WWII Model 1883 Japanese Navy Officer Kyu-Gunto Dress Sword $ 525.00. The first standard sword of the Japanese military was known as the kyu gunto (旧軍刀, old military sword). WWII Imperial Japanese Army Officer's Gunto Sword, Gendaito,signed and dated. View It on eBay. ’’Gunto’’ means ‘’military sword’’ - a reference to the mass-produced sabers, different than the. Item Description: I am pleased to offer this original Japanese army officers sword in Russo-Japanese period Kyu Gunto mountings from World War 2. This style was used from 1883 until 1945. 48 watching. Featured Refinements see all Featured Refinements. If the sword is all original, the serial numbers on the blade, tsuba, saya and all other parts should match. This style of mounting was used from 1883 until 1945. 1/8" C $635.88 29 bids + C $31.79 shipping . [11] The blades found in shin guntō ranged from modern machine made blades through contemporary traditionally-manufactured blades to ancestral blades dating back hundreds of years. Create an account or login in order to post a comment. Kyu-Gunto Japanese Army Sword is at www.replica-blankguns.com. JAPANESE MILITARY SWORDS - I. For this post, I have disassembled the sword for the first – and I believe last – time to photograph the Japanese swordsmith’s marks on the tang. THE WHOLE SWORD IS " 34 inches long, and lock mechanism works good. These are Russo Japanese style mounts. They were produced from 1875 until 1934 and existed From Estonia. Kyu Gunto Japanese Swords. This style of mounting was used from 1883 until 1945. With the rise of Japanese nationalism and a reawakened interest in Samurai ethos, this sword was preplaced by the traditional samurai style swords, starting in 1934. During most of that period, the swords were manufactured at the Toyokawa Naval Arsenal. In 1937, the Japanese government started requiring the use of special stamps on the tang to distinguish these swords from traditionally made swords. It has an elongated grip that may be to accommodate the longer Japanese sword tang. This sword was similar to that of Shin-Gunto. Help Identifying Army Kyu-Gunto Sword - posted in Military Swords of Japan: Hi, I started doing some research on what appears to be in the beginning a Army Kyu- Gunto sword non-traditionally made blade. The change to the Type 98 shin guntō (九八式軍刀, kyūhachi-shiki guntō) occurred in 1938 and was essentially a simplification of the Type 94. The hilt is very European with its floral guard and knuckle bow, but with the Imperial Chrysanthemum incorporated. Black paint finish that is wearing off by age and time gunto antique gift sword with leather combat on., darkly toned, and mounts is seen in kyu-gunto swords II military buildup and throughout the War in.! 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