WW2 Japanese / Dutch Heiho / Klewang Cutlass,
In good condition, a WW2 Japanese / Dutch Heiho / Klewang Cutlass,
With Dutch regimental markings to the scabbard, "CW N 1 41".
This is a Dutch Klewang cutlass which was converted by the Japanese
into a Heiho during WW2.
The 17 5/8 inch blade is period sharpened and has nicks to the
cutting edge, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some wear and a chip
missing. The leather and brass scabbard is good though aged. The
cutlass sheathes and draws well.
Good example with the prospect the original Dutch KNIL regiment
could be identified; £300. Please quote item reference Q71.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0463-82