WW2 Japanese NCO Sword -Antique/Old WW II Samurai -IJA Army Katana -MATCHINGDetails
1 vintage World War II Japanese Copper Handle NCO sword available. This copper handle NCO sword is in exceptional condition. The condition of this sword is among the top 5% condition Japanese copper handle NCO swords to be found. This WW2 Japanese NCO sword would make a fine addition to any collection.
This sword is a more difficult to find variation of the copper handle NCO swords. Jim Dawson, in his book Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945, Cyclopedia Edition, notes that some rare copper handle NCO swords have two sets of serial numbers (photo 6 above). The sword and scabbard serial #'s match. The sword's serial # is 5737, and the scabbard's serial # is 5737. Dawson notes for rare variation copper handle NCO swords: "Numbers in parentheses are stamped on the blade forward of the habaki, parallel to the front edge of the habaki."
The blade measures 26 3/4" from tip to top of the habaki (habaki edge that touches the blade). Note the arsenal stamps on the fuchi (fitting just below the tsuba/guard).
This vintage World War II Japanese copper handle NCO sword is in exceptional condition. There are no nicks in the blade. The blade has two small spots of spider rust. The blade is perfectly straight. This sword and its saya are in extraordinary condition.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||Japanese Copper Handle NCO Sword|