SAMURAI SWORD 42 - NCO KATANA
This is a Japanese WWII Samurai sword Katana. NCO type. This was a mass produced sword. All metal construction,
including the handle, wrapping and all other components.
The pommel has a lanyard loop. The handle has lost about 60% of the original paint. The overall quality and detailed
are reasonable. The Tsuba is standard Imperial Japanese Army type with the Chrysanthemum flower design and and
opening to each side.
The scabbard has does not have any dents. A drag section has been added to the tip. Comes with a single suspension
ring. The scabbard was painted silver after the war. In its original state it should have been brown.
The blade is in the original WWII finish. It has a blood groove that extends nearly the entire length of the blade.
A serial number is applied to one side, near the base and close to the spine.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Samurai swords.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out clearly defined points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Samurai Sword worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the swords is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the edge weapons in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The handle has a spring loaded locking mechanism which secures the blade to the scabbard. The Habaki us of
standard WWII production.
This Samurai Sword may be currently 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
If you have an interest is seeing other Japanese Samurai swords, you can do so by going to our
Japanese Samurai Swords Price Guide
identification guide. Where we cover Samurai swords from all periods.