Our historically accurate and fully functional reproduction of a WW2 era Japanese Type 97 katana offers you the chance to own the same sword as those used by Japanese officers during the war. Known as gunto, these military swords hold a distinct place of honor in Japanese military history.
Because we make this Japanese sword from WW2 to replicate every part of the standard issue military weapon, there is no room for customization here other than the silk ito, same'gawa (rayskin), optional engraving, and sharpening. Every one of these swords has a clay tempered & folded 1095 high carbon steel blade, genuine gold-plated brass fittings, dark brown handle wrap, and high end hardwood saya fully wrapped in genuine rayskin.
WW2 Shin Gunto Type 97 Katana Features
Full Tang & Battle Ready Katana
Clay Tempered & Folded 1095 High Carbon Steel
Beautiful Natural Hamon Line from Tempering
Maru Blade Structure with Hira Zukuri Cutting Edge
High End 14 Step Hazuya/Jizuya Polish
Silk & Genuine Ray Skin Wrapped Tsuka
Genuine Gold-Plated Brass Fittings
Free Sword Bag & Spare Mekugi
These WW2 katanas are made to order, so expected craft time is about four weeks.
Blade Length: 27.9"
Handle Length: 10.6"
Overall Length: 40.9"
Width Near Handle: 1.24"
Thickness Near Handle: 0.30"
Point of Balance: 4" from Tsuba
Weight (Without Saya): 2.43 lbs
Spine Hardness (HRC): 53
Cutting Edge Hardness (HRC): 60
At Swords of Northshire, we pride ourselves in our quality work. If for any reason you aren't happy with your purchase, we will make it right! We guarantee you'll love your sword or your money back