Type 95 Shin Gunto [New Military Sword]

1938-1941Steel, Copper

The Shin Guntō was an issued saber for NCOs and officers of the Japanese Army. The sword was one facet of a push to create a unified fighting force based on traditional Japanese heritage. This sword was taken from surrendering Japanese forces at Aparri, northern Luzon, by Lt. Robert Eddy.

Robert H. Eddy Collection

Type 95 Shin Gunto Sword