A naval sword has the implications of courtesy strongly compared
with an army sword. In the time of the saber Guntō, the naval sword was
splendid compared with the army sword.
The naval officer usually used the dirk regularly except for the
By the rise of nationalism, the navy was advancing research of
the new Guntō mounting from 1935.
By teachings of the Shanghai incident, the naval brigade demanded
"Since the present adopted-types long sword is not suitable
practically, it is necessary to enact a Guntō highly convenient as an
object for land battles promptly.
" While the war regime progressed, the navy enacted a Type Tachi
new Guntō by the Imperial edict in October, 1937
three years after being late for an army.
The mounting (Koshirae) made the Tachi of the Kamakura term the
model by design of the Shinji Koizumi navy major general. He was
knowledgeable about the ancient practices of a Japanese sword.
Although full dress became a use stop in the next year, the form
of two Suspension mounts did not change to the special
case in March, 1945.
Black-polished-and-lacqurered-rayskin binding wooden scabbards of
a mounting are foundations.
A naval sword adrift the atmo-sphere of a courtesy sword
conjointly with the color scheme of golden metal fittings.
the Japanese sword of the forging was also used, there are many
stainless steel swords as a measure
against marine damage from salt
water. Mounting: There
are two sorts, the first class and the second grade mounting. As
for a scabbard, three sorts of
wooden scabbards, a
polished-and-lacqurered-rayskin binding, black japan coating, and
Metal fittings are two sorts, an article of excellent quality and
an article of average quality.
Kind width is accepted in a rising sun Large washers.
Except for the maximum last stage, there is no extreme quality
fall like an army sword.
The extraordinary special case of the Guntō mounting Koshirae was
proclaimed in March, 1945 for goods drain.
This special case Guntō set the Suspension mount to one, and
abolished plating of metal fittings, brass, the pattern, the Knot loop,
and the spring clip.
The scabbard became wooden thin layer binding black painting.
This was not adopted types and was an extraordinary special case.
The Kushira navy flying corps in
1944, The second-sort military uniform.
Naosuke Sasaki naval
surgeon first lieutenant.
Photograph offer: Mr. Naosuke Sasaki: He will
graduate from the Keiō University medical department in 1943.
The postwar period and Hirosaki University medical professor, and
an emeritus professor.