Type 3 Guntō 0

Army Commissioned officers wartime type Guntō 1943

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Common name: Type 3 Guntō

 By the teachings of the battle, the brittleness of the hilt, the peg, and the Tsuka-ito of the Type 94 and 98 Guntō was
a problem. The problem of this structure has been solved, and the situation was taken into consideration, and the mounting with mphasis on a function and practical use was revised.
 Fanciness was eliminated and Seki-gane and a knot loop(Sarute) were omitted.
 A guard and metal fittings were simplified and the protection-against-dust split throat was adopted.
 The improving point of the Type 3 Guntō maximum is one of the points which strengthened the peg to two pieces.
 For this correspondence, fixed length is required for the sword-tang of a blade. Generally the sword-tang of the Japanese sword is short.
 Therefore, restrictions were received in selection of the blade. For the reason, the new work sword and the blade made from an arsenal, etc set by the Type 3 Guntō, were adopted.
 The hilt was changed into Ikkan-maki- binding (Tenshō era-mounting for battles), and reinforced by applying Japanese lacquer to a Tsuka-ito. In addition, the metal ornaments(Menuki) was changed into the position of the Uchigatana mounting from the Tachi-mounting metal fittings are black paint.
 The color of a iron scabbard has three lines of a brown, green, and black coating.
 The last stage came simple metal fittings and lacquered of the Tsuka-ito was omitted. Even after Type 3 Guntō's establishment, Type 98 Guntō who is popular among officers was manufactured succeedingly.

Standard type

Mei: Nagamitsu. Overall length: 101.0p

Mei: Emura. Overall length: 101.3p

Mei: Mizuno Masanori  Wooden scabbard, Overall length: 100.0p

Mu-mei: Wooden scabbard, Overall length: 91.5p

Last stage type

Mu-mei: Overall length: 100.3p.
Lacquered of a Tsuka-ito omits. The shape of a ferrule , a suspension mount, and a chape differs from a standard.
The knot loop of a simple round bar is attached. 
The pattern of the cherry blossoms of a ferrule and a chape is nothing.

Mei: Tsugunobu, Gunsui-tō
Lacquered of a Tsuka-ito omits. A scabbard  is a wooden and the surfaces are a binding and lacquered to the shape of a leech about Japanese paper. A ferrule, a throat, and a chape are press made. A metal ornaments is a griddle of a simple rectangle. The pattern of the cherry blossoms of a ferrule and a chape is nothing.


Difference between a normalized form and a last stage type.

 As for the last stage type, the pommel, the ferrule, the throat, and the chape were simplified. Metal fittings serve
as a casting or a product made from a bracelet, and shapes also differ.
 The pattern of the "cherry blossoms" of a chape and the "leaf"of the ferrule was also omitted.
 The shape of a suspension mount also has a different thing like the example of printing.
 By drain of goods, standard stock level parts and the simple metal fittings made from new are used, and the combination of metal fittings is continuing variably.
 As for the metal ornaments, the position of a Uchigatana and Tachi-mounting is intermingled.
 There are also various the methods of Ikkan-binding of a Tsuka-ito.

Normalized form mounting details are "Nagamitsu" and "Emura" reference.

The table of contents of the Type 3 Guntō     

      Nagamitsu  Emura  Mizuno Masanori & Mumei(Short blade)  Tsugunobu, Mumei & Ikeda Kunitada  

                      Type 3 new Gunto report

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