Hi as requested a little more info on my sword,
This Shin-Gunto was taken from a w w 2 sword surrender in Singapore by a British Army Officer , who related the storey to the chap I acquired it from,
and said he looked through a whole load of swords on the day and picked up what he thought was the best he could find .
I cant remember the whole signature from memory but it is something like made in Tokyo at the Hachi-Man Shrine by Naostugu ( Gendai-to smith )
I have seen this smith mentioned a couple times in the past, but there is very little info that I have found out about him !
The mounts are IMHO high grade, maybe special order shin-gunto mounts with silver mon with a same covered lacquered saya and comes with its original sword bag and original sword belt hanger and colonel's or high ranking field officers tassel .
and if I remember correctly purchased from the Officer in a about 1970. for £11.00 - not by me unfortunately .