Here is my very first Japanese sword : a gunto made by Toshimasa (a Seki swordsmith) in 1940. I bought it from another NMB member, so the sword, although never shown in its entirety, has already been documented to some extent on here.
The company grade tassel is a personal addition to the sword, as it came with an NCO leather tassel (most likely a Chinese copy) when I received it.
The tsuka-ito shows signs of intensive use and wear and is partly frayed.
The kabuto-gane is deprived of the usual cherry blossoms and leaves decoration - a cheaper model?
The tsuba is not of the usual army type either.