Jump to content


Photo

Show Us Your High Class Gunto


  • Please log in to reply
164 replies to this topic

#151 reeder

reeder

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 20 March 2018 - 01:33 AM

Here's a few.

1) Type 94 with mumei blade that was beat up, but mounts were minty. Regrettably let this one go.
2) Type 98 w/ mon. Seller was so kind to shine up the fittings for me before shipping it out. This one also has shrapnel damage to the scabbard & tsuba. The blade just has some minor pitting from the opening and was fortunately not damaged itself from the shrapnel.
3) Type 3 with copper fittings & nice star stamped blade.

Attached Thumbnails

  • DSC_3259.JPG
  • DSC_3267.JPG
  • IMG_6535.JPG
  • DSC_0662.JPG
  • DSC_4807.JPG
  • 074E886D-5313-484F-B0D5-56E98BC203F8.jpeg

Brandon

 

Collecting Type 98 & Type 3 Gendaito


#152 Bruce Pennington

Bruce Pennington

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 836 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:42 AM

Love that Type 3! Unusual leather wrap on the saya! You can see just from the curvature of the blade/saya that there is something special inside.

#153 reeder

reeder

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 22 March 2018 - 11:27 PM

Love that Type 3! Unusual leather wrap on the saya! You can see just from the curvature of the blade/saya that there is something special inside.

 

The close up of the blade with the choji hamon is the blade in the Type 3 mounts.  The pictures are in pairs for the 3 swords.


Brandon

 

Collecting Type 98 & Type 3 Gendaito


#154 reeder

reeder

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:47 AM

Aw man, I tried to drop an Easter egg in there, but nobody picked up on it.


Brandon

 

Collecting Type 98 & Type 3 Gendaito


#155 Ed

Ed

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,024 posts
  • LocationUSA

Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:22 AM

Gendaito by Akinori

 

:dunno:


Ed M.
http://yakiba.com/   For questions, please DO NOT contact me via PM.   If you have a question, or interest in an item, please contact me via the website: Yakiba.com@gmail.com

 

My comments are based on my own personal opinions and experiences and are not intended to influence others nor evoke argument or reprisal. 和


#156 Ed

Ed

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,024 posts
  • LocationUSA

Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:26 AM

 Gendaito by Akinori

 

Forgt to add the link to more photos: http://yakiba.com/Kat_Akinori.htm

 

** Damn, trying to remove the extra post or the photos. Not working out!!

Attached Thumbnails

  • Kat_Akinori_Mei copy.jpg
  • Kat_Akinori_Activity_13.jpg
  • Kat_Akinori_KissA1.jpg
  • Kat_Akinori_FVO (1).jpg

  • Bruce Pennington and PNSSHOGUN like this

Ed M.
http://yakiba.com/   For questions, please DO NOT contact me via PM.   If you have a question, or interest in an item, please contact me via the website: Yakiba.com@gmail.com

 

My comments are based on my own personal opinions and experiences and are not intended to influence others nor evoke argument or reprisal. 和


#157 Daniel

Daniel

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 331 posts
  • LocationSweden

Posted 07 April 2018 - 03:47 PM

That’s a beautiful blade Ed. Had my eyes on it for quite some time now.

#158 reeder

reeder

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

Nice sword, shame the original wartime mounts are no longer with the blade.


Brandon

 

Collecting Type 98 & Type 3 Gendaito


#159 Ed

Ed

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,024 posts
  • LocationUSA

Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

Yes, it is a shame.  I asked about the koshirae in hopes it was still available, but it was not.  Before Gendaito came into their own, most people didn't care too much for the swords and couldn't have cared less about the koshirae.

 

The Japanese were worse. In Japan once, I was digging around in the back of my partner's shop and opened a footlocker.  It was full, full of various Gunto and Kai-Gunto koshirae.  There were approx. 20-25 complete matched koshirae, and probably that many more mismatched tsuka, saya, tsuba, seppa, tassel's, everything that could have come off gunto. Also, there were probably 25 black lacquered saya of various lengths. Most wakizashi sized but a few katana length.

 

I asked, what are you doing with all those? He replied, they are just junk.  So I asked, what do you want for them? He said, you want them, you can have them. Gave me the whole damn box, including the box.


  • hxv, reeder, Bruce Pennington and 1 other like this

Ed M.
http://yakiba.com/   For questions, please DO NOT contact me via PM.   If you have a question, or interest in an item, please contact me via the website: Yakiba.com@gmail.com

 

My comments are based on my own personal opinions and experiences and are not intended to influence others nor evoke argument or reprisal. 和


#160 Ed

Ed

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,024 posts
  • LocationUSA

Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:23 PM

Here is one more Gendaito for you guys, Teruhide.  This one was published in both F&G's, "Swordsmith's of Japan 1926-1945" and Slough's, "Modern Japanese Swordsmith's"

 

Here is the link for more photos: http://yakiba.com/Kat_Teruhide.htm

Attached Thumbnails

  • Kat_Teruhide_Date-Mei_merge copy.jpg
  • Kat_Teruhide_Hakikake2.JPG
  • Kat_Teruhide_ActivityA2.JPG
  • Kat_Teruhide_FVO.JPG

  • reeder likes this

Ed M.
http://yakiba.com/   For questions, please DO NOT contact me via PM.   If you have a question, or interest in an item, please contact me via the website: Yakiba.com@gmail.com

 

My comments are based on my own personal opinions and experiences and are not intended to influence others nor evoke argument or reprisal. 和


#161 reeder

reeder

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 433 posts

Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:14 PM

Heard that dumping gunto mounts was the norm as you stated.  Nice examples, Ed.  I have only owned a single sword from Akihide or his students, an Akihisa that was in very rough shape, although the mounts were very nice.  Looking back, I wish I would have hung on to that one and restored it.  Like Stephen, I'm on the hunt for Takahashi Yoshimune & his students at the moment after picking up a couple by Hiromasa.

 

In regards to the Easter egg sword in my prior post, here's a hint...  look at the habaki in the 4th picture.  Someone made a very generous offer of $200 (yes, two-hundred) for it recently though it's not for sale.


Brandon

 

Collecting Type 98 & Type 3 Gendaito


#162 Bruce Pennington

Bruce Pennington

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 836 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:05 PM

In regards to the Easter egg sword in my prior post, here's a hint...  look at the habaki in the 4th picture.  Someone made a very generous offer of $200 (yes, two-hundred) for it recently though it's not for sale.


Very interesting! Haven't seen one like that before. With the mon on the tsuka, I'd say this was an expensive custom job.

#163 Bazza

Bazza

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,005 posts
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia

Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:33 AM

Brandon,

 

I did see your Easter Egg and had a question about it, but I am slow off my fat hakama.  I'll get there later today - have to go outside now and continue beating back Mother Nature (the cruellest bitch of all!!!).  Watch this space.

 

Barry "Gunnadoo" Thomas.


  • Bruce Pennington likes this

#164 IJASWORDS

IJASWORDS

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 369 posts
  • LocationNSW AUSTRALIA

Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:20 PM

I am still taken by the minute detail found on some Gunto. This a 1943 "98 MASAYUKI showing clearly the gilt highlighted components, and clearly the two metals (brass and copper applique) on the Kabutogane and Sarute. Probably not high class, but high quality and workmanship for WW2. 

Gunto stuff took years to be appreciated for what it is, and I for one am thankful some beautiful stuff is being preserved and cared for.  

Attached Thumbnails

  • nice2.jpg
  • nice1.jpg
  • nice3.jpg

Neil

#165 Bruce Pennington

Bruce Pennington

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 836 posts
  • LocationColorado

Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

Neil, do you have an idea as to whether the dimpling was done by hand, or was there a mold that they were mass produced in?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq