Our historically accurate and fully functional reproduction of a WW2 era 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 optional engraving and sharpening. Every one of these swords has a clay tempered blade, light brown handle wrap, and hardwood saya that’s wrapped in dark brown leather.
WW2 Katana Features
Full Tang & Battle Ready
1095 High Carbon Steel
Natural Hamon Line
Maru Blade Structure with Hira Zukuri Cutting Edge
Traditional 14 Stage Hand Polished Finish
Functional Lock Mechanism with Button Release for Scabbard
Silk & Genuine Ray Skin Wrapped Tsuka
Premium 100% Copper Fittings
Free Sword Bag & Spare Mekugi
These WW2 katanas are made to order, so expected craft time is about three 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): 2.2 lbs
Spine Hardness (HRC): 53
Cutting Edge Hardness (HRC): 60
At Swords of Northshire, we’re experts at designing and forging authentic, battle ready blades. Shop our full collection to find pieces for practice in the dojo, display in your home, or use in ceremonies.
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