WWII JAPANESE NAVAL DAGGER -
This is a WWII Japanese imperial navy dagger. This was the standard issue. Not the best quality. Machine made blade.
The handle is made of plastic. Texture similar to Ray skin. Wire wrapped with a Chrysanthemum flower placed at about
mid-point om both sides of the handle.
The pommel is made of thin metal and has a Chrysanthemum flower on the upper section.
The cross guard is designed in the shape of an "S". A hole is cut on one side for the locking mechanism. The blade
is machine made stainless steel. A habaki is found near the base.
The scabbard's main body is made of black leather. Metal sections are found at each end.
The metal parts are nicely decorated with flowers and have a cut-in pattern. The back
shows a prominent seam.
Two suspension rings placed in the upper section. No markings are found.
A lock release sprin-loaded button is located on one side.
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