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WW2 Japanese Officers 1935 Type 94 Sword

Think of a world war two film about the pacific war and you always see the Japanese officer with his sword.

The Japanese officer sword is one of the most obvious symbols of the Japanese soldier of WW2 and where highly prized war booty by the American, British and commonwealth soldiers.  

The Japanese officer often carried his family sword into military service, the family sword would usually be st


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Think of a world war two film about the pacific war and you always see the Japanese officer with his sword.

The Japanese officer sword is one of the most obvious symbols of the Japanese soldier of WW2 and where highly prized war booty by the American, British and commonwealth soldiers.  

The Japanese officer often carried his family sword into military service, the family sword would usually be stripped down and the handle and scabbard replaced with standard military fittings. As some officers used they family swords and others where privately commissioned by various sword makers the features of the swords did vary, including the length of the swords.

This museum quality replica has been made with traditional sword making methods and has been made to a design that seems to be about the more standard design of sword used by Japanese officers in WW2.

1935 Type 94 shin-gunto for officers has the following features:

  • Weight of sword and scabbard is 1800 grams.


Handle called tsuka features:

  • Wrapped in silk cord (tsuka-ito).
  • Sword knot loop on the end called a sarute.
  • Metal decoration (one on each side of the handle) under the silk cord and are called menuki.
  • Brass guard called the tsuba is decorated.
  • Brass band above the tsuba has the brass catch release button to release the sword from the scabbard.


Scabbard called the saya features:

  • Metal scabbard.
  • Single hanging loop which is has decoration on it.
  • End of scabbard has a brass decorated butt or ishikuze.


This is a high quality replica sword which is hand made in the traditional way.

Made by Lantern Armouries, who are a company specialising in highly accurate historic swords and bayonets from throughout history.

This replica type 94 1935 shin-gunto sword for officers is made in the traditional methods so it is legal in the UK and is a high quality replica made for the historic portrayals in living history, re-enactment museum's and films.

Brand: Lantern Armouries
Weight: 2050 grams
Service: Army
Type: Dagger/Sword

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