WW2 1899M Japanese Army NCO's Sword / Sabre,
In good condition, a WW2 1899M Japanese Army NCO's Sword / Sabre.
An authentic (watch out for Chinese police sword replicas which
have green synthetic grips) World War 2 Japanese Non Commissioned
Officers Sabre (NCO's carried this and the more familiar Type 95
Shin Gunto). Serial number 20793 to blade, 58503 to scabbard / saya
and arsenal marks to guard / hilt.
The 30 1/4 inch blade with some age / patina / staining / scuffing
but overall very good and firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in
good shape. The hardwood grip mostly very good but has a shrinkage
crack. The saya / scabbard good but with a ding. The sabre sheathes
and draws well. The locking mechanism works well.
Nice almost certainly battle hardened example and well worth our
price of £450. Please quote item reference S83. Further /
full sized images available upon request. Box 0704-1m (2.324).