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Made in Tokyo Artillery Arsenal

The Japanese-army artilleryman at the time of the Russo-Japanese War

 The army enacted the military swords Guntō for an artilleryman, a combat engineer, and transport soldiers which will
not have  arms separately in Meiji 18 and 19.
 This is called an artilleryman sword and is a Guntō for a noncommissioned officer and a private.
 This military swords Guntō has three sorts, the first(Kō), the second(Otsu), and the third class(Hei), by Western
sword structure. The thick engraving slot (fuller) is contained in one side.
 A mounting (Koshirae) is a black-lacquered leather scabbard, and a throat and the metal parts of a chape are attached.
 The hook-like metal parts of sword prohibition is attached to the side of the throat. It was called the common name "burdock root sword." The backend of the pommel Kabuto-gane was flat (Type Otsu), and it was considered as substitution
of the hammer in the Engineer Brigade.

Army artilleryman sword (Kō)

Army sword steel (full length: 68.3cm blade length: 52.3cm)

A hilt, a guard, throat implement and a chape metal parts made from a brass.
A scabbard is a product made of the skin.  

The back side of a hilt Tsuka and a blade is no engraved.

Serial of a guard, and the stamp of a blade.
Is a blade stamp (Koide) is an inspector name ?
With no character stamp of an artilleryman arsenal.


Hook and serial which puts the sword
of the throat side


Army artilleryman sword (Otsu)

Army sword steel (blade length: 53.4 cm) Western sword structure.

The front side of a blade and a scabbard.

The back side of a blade and a scabbard.




Tokyo Artillery Arsenal's Meiji 20 (1887) make stamp.


   A "Suzu" stamps on the back side of a blade.
   Is it an inspector name?

                         January 19, 2014 無料カウンター 
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