£185 SOLD
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JAPANESE WW2 OFFICERS KATANA BLADE & SCABBARD

A JAPANESE WW2 ARMY OFFICERS KATANA BLADE IN ITS LEATHER COVERED WOODEN SCABBARD WITH PRESS STUD FASTENING – SOME STITCHING LOOSE – THE 25″ BLADE (32″ OVERALL) APPEARS IN GOOD CONDITION OVERALL BUT HAS SOME AREAS OF SURFACE RUST ENCRUSTATION WHICH COULD BE REMOVED BY CAREFUL CLEANING – IT RETAINS ITS HABIKA OF “CAT SCRATCHES” PATTERN AND HAS ONE MEKUGI ANA WITH NO TANG SIGNATURE OR STAMPS BUT FROM THE STYLE & FORGING IT COULD POSSIBLY BE AN EARLIER “FAMILY BLADE” IN SHIN GUNTO MOUNTS FOR WW2 SERVICE AS MANY WERE –
THE SAYA RETAINS AN OLD LINEN WW2 “SURRENDER” LABEL TIED TO IT WHICH IS BELIEVED TO RELATE TO THE ARMY OFFICERS DETAILS & DATE OF SURRENDER (CAPTAIN GANEWARA 1945 – A RESTORATION PROJECT – £185

– – – – – UK POSTAGE £12

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£185 SOLD

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