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  1. Affordable Type-94/98 Shin Gunto reproductions?

    Hey folks! Been a long time since I made a post here, but I figured I'd stick my head in and have a look to see if anybody here can help me out. I may have already asked this in the past, but I don't...
  2. So I'm planning to build a stupidly large sword...

    I recently mocked up a very simple and straightforward design, essentially, I could make this out of a single sheet of metal and some leather strips. Most basic of the basic here.

    This sword,...
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    According to the Australian customs website,...

    According to the Australian customs website, "traditional samurai swords" can be imported without any restrictions in the heavy luggage.
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    I'll be going straight into Shinjuku, Tokyo....

    I'll be going straight into Shinjuku, Tokyo. Perhaps further out into the city. It'll be my first time in Japan (hell, first time out of Aus) so if I could find a gunto iaito, that would be...
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    I was thinking, actually, about grabbing a blade...

    I was thinking, actually, about grabbing a blade in Japan. Although I'm hesitant because I'm unfamiliar with how one would bring such a thing back into Australia. I'll need to enquire with customs...
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    I did send an email to Buyiaito regarding the...

    I did send an email to Buyiaito regarding the latches. No response yet, so I might send one to Zhiswords too.

    If I can get the cash, I'll definitely be going for that folded steel variant....
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    Well, one of the sites is specifically designed...

    Well, one of the sites is specifically designed to sell for-use iaitos, I'd have thought the guntos available would meet the right configuration. Regardless, even if they're not acceptable for...
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    Unfortunatly, in my shoes right now I don't get...

    Unfortunatly, in my shoes right now I don't get many opinions to save up. I'm going to Japan in the next few months, so most of my money is pooling for that. And the rest of it gets spent on...
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    Cheap gunto repro?

    Hey, you people probably saw my older thread asking about a gunto. But I've decided that trying to afford a real one at this point in my life is pretty dumb seeing as genuine guntos tend to go for...
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    Yea, there's no way I'm going to be able to spend...

    Yea, there's no way I'm going to be able to spend over a thousand dollars on a sword, genuine gunto or none. Nevermind, I suppose.
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    Just a tsuba, eh? Hah, maybe I'll just have to...

    Just a tsuba, eh? Hah, maybe I'll just have to buy a Gunto bit by bit!

    I'm in he Baldivis region, about an hour south of Perth City. Seems a shame that nobody's got any genuine guntos for what...
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    Western Australia, seems we're in the same...

    Western Australia, seems we're in the same country! Hows that for chance.

    I'm only really in the $100 - $200 range, though, and I'll be highly surprised if you're willing to let a genuine gunto...
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    With this in tow, anybody got any suggestions on...

    With this in tow, anybody got any suggestions on where to get a Gunto? Keep in mind I'm not looking for some priceless antique here, a late-war stamped metal blade is actually preferred. I have a...
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    Ah, right, misread that sticky thread, my bad. ...

    Ah, right, misread that sticky thread, my bad.

    Might just have to buy it and give a review. Ask for guidence once it's actually in my hands, haha.
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    Is this a real Shin Gunto?

    Hi, first up, this is my first post here. I'm a long time lurker who only just had his account activated. As a brief overview, I'm fairly new to the whole sword world, but I've been a blade...
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