Antique Iron Japanese Samurai THICK Katana Sword TSUBA -Guard/Old CollectionDetails
1 antique World War II Imperial Japanese Navy Samurai Officer's kai-gunto sword. A World War II Japanese Naval Officer's katana with fine sharkskin saya would make an important addition to any collection.
This sword's nakago is stamped with a small flaming bomb. This sword has a fine polished temper line. The blade measures 25 1/4" (64.1 cm) from blade tip to notch in the blade spine.
This Naval sword has a wood surrender tag attached to it. Note that the cord that the surrender tag is attached to the saya with is a cut Naval dirk tassel.
All fittings have matching assembly numbers--the number stamped on each is '80'.
This WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officer's sword is in excellent condition. The blade has just one very minor small nick. The blade is perfectly straight.
There were most often two saya/scabbard hanger fittings--this sword never had two of them. There is no sign whatsoever (which there would be if there had been another one) in the sharkskin surface of depressions from a second hanger. The saya fitting just up from the drag/ichizuke is missing its cherry blossom and leaf on one side of the saya.
The sharkskin scabbard fits perfectly to the sword with no slippage--a perfect fit.
This fine Imperial Japanese Navy Officer's sword, with its original surrender tag, would make a fine addition to any collection.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||Japanese Naval Officer's Sword|