Gunboards Forums banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I stumbled upon this last night on fleabay. Our good ole buddy from Copenhagen NY mr reisel. I have seen this pattern of officer gunto before, and have seen it labeled as a post war tourist copy.

I thought after the type 3 was introduced in late 1943 that all shin guntos made after that point had the iron fittings and dark ito wrap.

This one is unique to me, because of the blade markings, others that I have seen have no markings.
\





 

· Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I've seen, and owned several of this pattern. Have heard them referred to as "Homeland Defense Pattern". However, none have had these markings. They are usually on another suspect pattern sword. There was one on fleabay, attributed to a China veteran.
I know a dealer in NY who has several of these for sale on his website, and he wants like 600 plus for each of them, which I think is a little too much, given the low quality and ratty condition of them.


My concern was years ago I stumbled upon a forum that was discussing this late war pattern, and some felt they were post war copies made to sell to occupation GI's.

I always thought the type 3 Gunto was the last pattern produced. So apparently there was a (sub pattern) produced for home guard use.

I am curious to know what those markings are on the sword, as I haven't these marked either.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I stumbled upon this last night on fleabay. Our good ole buddy from Copenhagen NY mr reisel. I have seen this pattern of officer gunto before, and have seen it labeled as a post war tourist copy.

I thought after the type 3 was introduced in late 1943 that all shin guntos made after that point had the iron fittings and dark ito wrap.

This one is unique to me, because of the blade markings, others that I have seen have no markings.
\







Well this one is up to 520.00 already........and I'm assuming its because of the uncommon blade markings?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
6,301 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I stumbled upon this last night on fleabay. Our good ole buddy from Copenhagen NY mr reisel. I have seen this pattern of officer gunto before, and have seen it labeled as a post war tourist copy.

I thought after the type 3 was introduced in late 1943 that all shin guntos made after that point had the iron fittings and dark ito wrap.

This one is unique to me, because of the blade markings, others that I have seen have no markings.
\






Ended at 610.00,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310924353645?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top