Gan saya memiliki pedang Jepang atau Gunto...kondisi masih baik
hanya saya kesulitan menentukan 100% keaslianya karena gunto saya pernah di upload ke Nihonto Board....Forum Intl Pedang Jepang.
Untuk handle (bahan almunium) dan Tsuba tidak masalah namun untuk pedang tidak ada serial number...hal ini yang menjadi masalah.
1. namun jika lihat dari bladenyan adalah jenis gunto yang tanpa serial...gunto perwira misalnya.:
menurut analisa forum ini memang beragam dari kemungkinan serial terhapus, mata pedang yang disengaja ditukar karena kerusakan, mungkin pemalsuan....berikut petikan komentar:
Jika berminat silakan mengajukan penawaran PM atau sms 08891556656
Without having this in hand, I think it is almost impossible to identify if this is real or fake from pics. The fakes have good arsenal stamps too. Although if a fake, I wonder why they wouldn't add a serial number.
To me, the blade groove looks a bit rounded and buffed, not a great sign. But it starts at the right place, which many fakes don't do.
The handle...I don't like the lack of sharp lines or lack of paint....but the tsuba looks good.
So there are good points and bad ones. The handle...I don't like the lack of sharp lines or lack of paint....but the tsuba looks good.
So there are good points and bad ones. I hate those words "last ditch" as they are used on any sword that doesn't look well done, and seems to excuse anything that is suspect. If this were a late war one, wouldn't it have the later wooden handle?
That said, some things look right...so there is always a 50/50 chance. I am not even close to an expert on these, so I can't answer your question fully.
It is an NCO Shin Gunto...the bottom of the range of the mass produced swords. So many would ask if it really matters. But if you need a better idea, you need to contact someone like Jim Dawson or a Gunto expert.