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WWII JAPANESE ARMY DRESS SWORD -
This is a Japanese Imperial army officer dress sword. Complete with the scabbard. The general quality of swords like this one is not very high. The blade is machine made. It does not hold an edge and has an applied Hamon wavy pattern. No markings are found om the blade. Some examples may have manufacturer's logo or numbering.

An officer had the ability to purchase a much nicer sword with a hand-made blade. However, this option was very expensive.


The handle is made of a combination of metal and wood. The wood on this example shows a fair amount of danage. The pebbling on the handle is shallow and not very well defined.

The scabbard is made of metal. Silver color with a single suspension ring. A drag piece is placed at the bottom end.








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The Japanese military edge weaponcollectibles are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because 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. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



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Value $200.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B


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