WWII Japanese Army Type 95 NCO Shin-Gunto Katana Sword - Replica
Original Replica Item: Only One Available. The end of WWII marked the beginning of the sword ownership ban in Japan. By law, Japanese citizens were forbidden to own swords. General McCarthur did not want the general population to be able to arm again. Most soldiers and citizens surrendered their swords to the American occupying forces.
The Americans destroyed a large number of swords by dumping them into the ocean or by melting them. But a small percentage made its way back to the United States and into the collector market. Even the once "lowly" type 95 NCO sword has started to command high prices. This being despite the machine made blade an cast aluminum hilt.
In response to this, replicas have now become available on the market, and while not made to the same level of quality as the original Japanese examples, they are still quite well made. The sword and scabbard are well marked, with the correct arsenal markings and matching serial numbers. Blade lock is functional, and the grip is the correct aluminum. This is definitely a replica that was made to deceive, are still interesting, and make great display pieces!
We thoroughly examined this replica, even removing the blade handle, and it is definitely a reproduction, most likely out of Eastern Asia.
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