Guntō (軍刀, military sword) is the name used to describe Japanese swords produced for use . There were only minor differences between early " Type 98 " swords and the "Type 94" swords that preceded them. Most notably the second History and description · Types · Gallery · See also.
Morgan and I have found this Japanese Sword was used by one of the WWII " Gunto" type 98 Officer.
Shijian Handmade Japanese Traditional Gunto Type 98 Military Sword Folded This is the handmade samurai katana sword type 98 Gunto replica with black. WWII Imperial Japan Naval Gunto Military Sword / Katana Handle is very tight to blade. Samurai weapons and equipment. As a final step the master swordsmith would cover the roughly finished blade with a thick layer of adhesive material, mostly clay, leaving only the edge exposed, and heat the 64 AD until the glowing metal reached the right shade of color. Soldiers defeated in battle prayed at the shrines of the war-god Hachiman, asking why their swords had lost their spirit. Before forging the blades, the swordsmiths underwent fasting and ritual purification. Minor blemishes to blade associated with age. Japanese weapons, armour and Type 98 Military Sword.