Sword Stand

Katanakake

September 2003


A Japanese traditionally styled sword stand or katanakake.

Sword stand with two shin-gunto

Sword stand with two shin-gunto


If you'd like a similar stand made to order, please get in touch.

Materials: recycled mahogany. Shellac finish

The swords displayed here are my two shin-gunto (army swords from 1936-1945). The upper one is from the early WW2 period. It's my iaido sword, as it's unusually long for a shin-gunto. The lower one is pre-war, and has unusually good fittings. Sadly it's also in need of repair to a worn hilt wrapping (which you can see), so I don't use it at present.

I'm also working on a re-mounting project , using this sword.