SAMURAI SWORD 39 - WWII NCO KATANA
This is a Japanese WWII Samurai Katana sword. as issued to NCO's during the war. All metal construction. These
swords were mass produced and given to individuals who did not want to take their own family swords to battle.
The pommel has the same design as the Imperial Japanese swords. It has a plain lanyard loop. The handle
has simulated wrapping with the three flower Tsuba.
The base of the handle has a metal band with arsenal markings stamped on it. The side of the handle has a spring
loaded locking mechanism that secures the blade to the scabbard.
The Tsuba has the shape of the standard WWII type. Holes are cut on four sides. The Habaki is also in the standard
format for the time period. The blade has a blood groove that extends nearly the entire length of the blade.
A serial number is stamped near the spine by the base of the blade.
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The scabbatd is all metal construction. A single suspension ring is placed near the throat. The tip has a drag
to help protect the scabbard.
This Samurai Sword may be currently reproduced.
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the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
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