Hi guys interesting nco's gunto, with a very cool koiguchi.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:27 PM
Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:25 PM
Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:55 AM
It could be war time repair.Don't think it's prototype though,since it has pretty high number .
Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:46 AM
Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:11 PM
NCO sword with a modified officers scabbard. A bit of a shotgun job in my opinion.....
Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:14 PM
i think your comment is abit flippant dave, have a closer look.
both parts are made from the same metal, with the same age and patina
the addition lines up exactly with the inter section of the saya to fit the habaki. EXACTLY
there is NO sign of solder, screws or glue or file marks, showing a good amount of professional work involved
the locking latch is un touched by a file.
as to when and who did it ?? no idea. im not a fan of the type 95. think there boring and over priced but I think it deserves to be posted for the type 95 fans.
far more interesting then a boring minty or those massively over priced early copper handled versions
Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:08 AM
Posted 30 December 2018 - 01:52 PM
I think a decision could only be made with the piece in hand, there is always hidden detail not available from a photo. I am perhaps overly sceptical, but that is very much because of what I have seen in the years I have been collecting.
I suggest reading and rereading the very carefully worded description below the the main block of the posting.
Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:17 AM
Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:45 PM
Well spotted Mr Pennington, I had missed that clue! .... and still probably just about worth what it went for, given the condition of the mounts.
Photo from the original Ebay post below
Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:44 PM
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