Swords of Imperial Japan
The kind of Guntō scabbard (Saya)
Type 94 Standard: Iron scabbard. Special order: Rayskin binding
wooden or lacquered wooden scabbard.
Type 98 Standard: Iron or aluminum scabbard. Special order: Rayskin
binding wooden or lacquered wooden
scabbard. Informality: Leather cover wooden scabbard.
scabbard standard paint
Blackish brown gloss of blueness or semigloss.
A scabbard is an iron standard. But a special order is given only for a
Rayskin(Same-gawa) binding wooden scabbard (there are several kinds of
colors of a polish rayskin)
Lacquered wooden scabbard(There are several kinds of colors of a
Composition of an iron
Upper part; Iron or aluminum scabbard.
Middle part; Inside wooden scabbard. A magnolia is very thin. There
are unvarnished, black or varnish paint..
Lower part: Leather-cover for field battle
Scabbard Inside wooden scabbard
All the blade stops of a standard scabbard are spring clip(Chūsō)
types. The square hole of iron or aluminum scabbard is a Chūsō
receptacle. In order to let a Chūsō pass, the Inside wooden
cut and lacked.
98 Informality mounting (Koshirae)
The wooden scabbard (Saya) wrapped in leather
This scabbard is inferior goods.
There are not a Kuchi-gane, Seme-gane, and Ishizuki metallic ornaments.
The simple suspension-ring(Haikan) was attached to the magnolia
And it is the simple scabbard which covered by leather.
How to stop the blade of this informality scabbard is the button
stopper of a leather strap or Habaki stopper.
There are some which attached the throat(Kuchi-gane) and were rarely
used as the Chūsō stopper.
A suspension mount is very simple. By the difference in
the attachment position of the band stopper which prevents
the omission of a blade, a thing with an opposite button
position of a leather cover is intermingled.
Type Tachi: Standard: A black-leather binding wooden
scabbard or black-polished-and-lacquered rayskin(same)
binding wooden scabbard.
Semi- standard: Black Japanese lacquer coating wooden scabbard.
Average: Paint wooden scabbard.
Blak lacquered same-covered. This naval sword has equipped with good
metal fittings. A rayskin(Same-gawa) has various
item or different-species article
Blak lacquered same-covered (Large drop)
Brown lacquered same-covered
Semi-standard: Japanese lacquered wooden scabba
Painted wooden scabbard (Example: Red sandalwood color ): Black is a
Reference: As for the color of the leather cover for field
battles of a naval sword, "black" is a standard.
Since an army and a naval sword make a mounting to each according
to a blade, there are no same scabbard, such
as length and curvature. The blade is removed by the Gunto mounting
in many cases.
Later, it is actually impossible to supply a blade according to a
Please check the details of the Kyu-Gunto,
Type 32 Gunto, and the Type 95 Gunto by each item.
Since December 6, 2013
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