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Army commissioned officers Shin-Guntō 1934

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Common name: Type 94 Guntō

 In 1925, the Shōwa period had begun, and the tendency of nationalism was increasing gradually in Japan. Against the
background of such a trend, the Guntō which has been saber form since national army foundation came to receive the
 In 1932, the army revised the hilt of the Type 32 Guntō for a noncommissioned officer and privates in Japanese sword
form (Type 32 Guntō Kai).  This was Japanese sword form only the hilt, and the scabbard was a saber form as usual. 
 On February 15, 1934, the army proclaimed the mounting of the new Guntō which made the Japanese Tachi the model as
Guntō for officers. This is the army formality Guntō (common-name Type 94) of the 1934 establishment. 
 It became March 10 enforcement of the Army Day.
 The mounting was what arranged the Tachi from ancient times in a modern style, and was a perfect Type-Tachi Guntō with
two suspension mounts.

The 26th regiment of the 40th brigade field gun of the 20th army division (Seoul) infantry.
From the left, each second lieutenant of the Yasumura Shimizu, Yasuji Mitsugu, and the Yatao Nakamura.
 The 50th term of a military academy. Commemoration photography of second lieutenant appointment in 1937.
 Three officers are wearing 1930 (the Sho-5 type military uniform, a stand-up collar).
 Therefore, in order to hang on the hip girdle of an informal sword, the Guntō has removed the second Suspension mount
of the Type 94 Guntō. The left officer attaches the leather cover for field battles to the scabbard. Two left persons
are wearing a Czechoslovakia style an army cap. Fancy youth officers of those days were fond, and put on this.

Type 94 royal gift Guntō "Yasunori"

Army Guntō of a Imperial gift: Yasunori、Modern-tō (Yasukuni-tō), ( Blade length: 67.0p,
Curvature: 1.6p ), Iron scabbard: Blackish brown gloss coating, Two suspension mount,
Spring-clip, Openwork guard, With the tassel for field officers, Overall length: 100.5p.


A mounting is as adopted-types regulation. A guard is golden. A scabbard, metal fittings, and a Tsuka-ito are blackish brown. Round string Knot loop. It is a near condition intact.

The conditions where the second Suspension mount of an attachment-and-detachment type was removed

 Inscribed Jpanese 2 Kanji characters "ONSHI" on the blade collar(Habaki)
  means the Imperial gift.

 Mei: Yasunori Tsutsushinde Tsukuru
 Yasukuni swordsmith:   Real-name is Kenzō Kotani. He was born to 1909 in Hiroshima Prefecture.
 He joined the "Japanese sword forging association " in 1933. He can give the swordsmith Mei of "Yasunori" from a
 Hayashi army minister in 1935.
 He wins a chairman prize at the Guntō exhibition of the second army.
 He established forging workshop also at the house and started the sword making in 1938.
 The Mei stamped with "Takenori"

Three sorts of second suspension mounts of an attachment-and-detachment type.


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       The Guntō of a royal gift (Yasuhiro)  Mumei Kotō & Rayskin binding wooden scabbard

      Army Type 94 new Guntō establishment

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