WWII JAPANESE NAVAL DAGGER-
This is a WWII Japanese imperial navy dagger. A standard issue piece where the quality was no the utmost goal.
The handle is made of plastic. Very nice detailing to the pebbling which is designed to simulate Ray skin.
A plastic Chysanthemum flower has been applied to each side of the handle. The pommel is made of thin metal
and is adorned with a large Chrysanthemum flower on teh top. A metal ring is found at the base.
The cross guard is designed in the shape of the letter "S".
The scabbard is made of Brown leather with metal pieces placed at each end. Two suspension rings are placed in the
upper section. This example shows quality a little above average. The pebbling is nice and sharp. A Chrysanthemum
flower with four leaves is placed on each side,
The blade is secured in place via the use of a spring loaded locking mechanism. A release button is found near
One interesting area od damage is on the side of the cross guard. A crack in the metal exposes the core being made
of a porous material.
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