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WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Civilian Katana for Military Use, For Sale

In overall good condition (some nicks and tip damage / loss), a WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Civilian Katana for Military Use.

WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Civilian Katana for Military Use

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Some Japanese army officers bought so called "civilian" katanas early on in the war but with military saya / scabbards; this is one such katana and the tsuba is a well known example for these. It has a post-1926 / pre-1942 Showa stamp, so the blade is not gendaito.

The 26 inch nagasa (cutting edge section) blade is in overall condition but has lost the very tip, has some small nicks and a couple of scuffs; all reported to us as period. The sword generally is good, though some of the ito near the kabuto-gane / pommel one side is coming adrift. Saya / scabbard mostly good but kurikata (knob) gone. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A superb sword, yours for £550. Please quote item reference AE13. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0672-1m (1.945).

   
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