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The Shin guntō was a Japanese sword used by the IJA during WWII. The first model of the Shin guntō type of sword was the Type 94 and it was used by officers. To show rank, the Shin guntō had colored tassels with each color symbolizing rank. Brown and red meant field officer, brown and blue meant company officer, and brown meant sergeant. Naval officers had an all blue tassel. The scabbard of the Type 94 was made of metal and wood. It was also often painted brown and had two mounts made of brass. The overall length of the sword was about 100.5 cm and the length of the blade was about 67 cm.