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WW II Japanese Army Officer MANTETSU Samurai Sword/Katana -WW2 Dairen Railway

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1 vintage Mantetsu WW2 Japanese Army Officer's sword available.  This Japanese Mantetsu sword would make an important addition to any collection.

 

This sword is signed 'Mantetsu kitau tsukuru kore'--meaning 'Mantetsu (Co.) made this by forging'.  The 'Ren' (Dairen Railroad) stamp is above the signature.  The reverse side of the nakago is dated.  The spine of the nakago is also marked.  This fine sword measures 26 5/8" (67.6 cm) (measured properly from the blade tip to the notch in the blade spine). 

This vintage World War II Japanese Mantetsu sword is in excellent condition.  The boshi is nicely visible on both sides of the kissaki (blade tip section).  The blade edge is excellent with only one tiny, hardly mentionable nick.  There are occasional tiny finish scratches, and some staining.  The blade is perfectly straight.  The fittings are excellent.  There is a crack in the same/rayskin about 2 1/2" up from end of the tsuka/handle.  Full disclosure--the wood core of the handle seems like it may be cracked here.  Now, unless you are heading into battle sometime soon with this sword, this sword displays--and handles--perfectly with no concerns for any collector.  The saya drag fitting is dented a bit.  

The seppa and tsuba have matching assembly numbers.  Each is stamped '139'.  

Additional photos can be viewed below.  

 


The listing represents the unique opportunity to add a highly collectible WW II Mantetsu katana to your collection.

 

 

ST. CROIX BLADES BUYS JAPANESE SWORDS

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country Japan
Item Mantetsu Japanese Army Officer Katana

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