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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 the top.

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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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 $350.00 $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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