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#301 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 07:18 PM

I don't recall seeing these stamps on this thread yet (if it is, please let me know and I'll delete this!)

From Alex, as seen for sale via the web, a contractor and inspector stamp on a Kokura Arsenal Type 95 gunto. As far as I can find, the contractor stamp is legit, but classed "Unknown". Any ideas on the inspector stamp? My guess is the "Ho" of Kokura 1st.

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#302 IJASWORDS

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:00 AM

Don't know if this qualifies, but there are definite stamps on both sides of the drag on a KAI GUNTO from my collection.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:54 AM

Neil,
I believe I have read that this was a patent number. It is described on Ohmura's site, but it's in Japanese:

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若瀬軍刀製作所(東 京市芝區)の商標  裏: 第213917號

I think that's the same number as yours, so it most likely is a patent number and not a serial number.

As always, leave it to you to have a very beautiful example of every variation of the gunto!!! I love it!

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

My shin gunto chape has the same patent number.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:51 PM

I don't recall seeing these stamps on this thread yet (if it is, please let me know and I'll delete this!)
From Alex, as seen for sale via the web, a contractor and inspector stamp on a Kokura Arsenal Type 95 gunto. As far as I can find, the contractor stamp is legit, but classed "Unknown". Any ideas on the inspector stamp? My guess is the "Ho" of Kokura 1st.

Here is both the Kokura "Ho" and Kokura First Arsenal "Ko." on a nakago mune.


 Army Arsenal Kokura Factory - Kokura Army Arsenal inspection mark: "Ko".
 "Ko" stamp is not discovered except for the following example. It seems that the inspection mark
 used the "To" commonly since most Tokyo Factories relocated to Kokura Factory.


 Army Arsenal Kokura First Factory inspection mark: "Ho"

The Ko is above the Ho, and fainter.

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