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Verification of Japanese Sword Kyu gunto type 19

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Hello everyone, it's my first post and I would like to know your opinion about this sword if it is authentic, what year it could be and what type of officer could have carried or all the onformation that you can give me.

 

Than you very much

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This is a company grade type 19 kyu gunto Dress sword.

 

Original, but incomplete

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Thank you very much Hamish.
 
I have found 2 differences with swords of the same type. The first, on the sword hilt there is a large sphere and the second on the sword blade, it is curved at the end, westernized, compared to the katana style.
 
Why is that?
 
attached photos to compare with others

 

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This is a company grade type 19 kyu gunto Dress sword.

Original, but incomplete

Hamish,

Forgive my inexperience, but isn't the ashi too close to the saya throat?

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Sorry if I do not express myself well, the 2 photos I added are from other swords, it was to compare with mine which is curved at the end of the blade and has a sphere in the hilt.

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Hamish,

Forgive my inexperience, but isn't the ashi too close to the saya throat?

Sorry for the late reply.

 

When I said "incomplete " I was basically refuring to the end cap from the tsuka missing and the condition of the say a.

 

Its either missing its koiguchi or it's a miss matched saya. Imho it's the latter, as the saya isn't completely housing the blade. Evan with the missing end of the throat of the saya it should will fit the entire blade

 

As to the ashi Bruce, they can travel a lot, I would say it's lost the little piece of packing paper, and it's allowed the ashi to travel higher.

 

I once had a plus 30 inch blade example, with the ashi in the similar spot. I assumed it was for a horse mounted solder. So it could be retrieved while on the saddle ring

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Sorry for the late reply.

When I said "incomplete " I was basically refuring to the end cap from the tsuka missing and the condition of the say a.

Its either missing its koiguchi or it's a miss matched saya. Imho it's the latter, as the saya isn't completely housing the blade. Evan with the missing end of the throat of the saya it should will fit the entire blade

As to the ashi Bruce, they can travel a lot, I would say it's lost the little piece of packing paper, and it's allowed the ashi to travel higher.

I once had a plus 30 inch blade example, with the ashi in the similar spot. I assumed it was for a horse mounted solder. So it could be retrieved while on the saddle ring

Thanks mate! Didn't know they could move, but I've only had 2 in-hand and have never studied them.

 

Now that you mention it, one of my Type 32s, an Otsu, is in a Type 19 saya that too short. Some Bubba actually shoved the blade into the saya so hard, the tip split the end of the saya.

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Morning Bruce,

 

Send more photos, as from the 2 you posted I suspect that might be a miss matched type 19 say are a "mucked about with after the war saya"

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Morning Bruce,

Send more photos, as from the 2 you posted I suspect that might be a miss matched type 19 say are a "mucked about with after the war saya"

Yes, I already figured that out! But here's some pics for the fun of it.

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