|SAMURAI SWORD 7 - WWII|
The NCO swords were introduced on September 16, 1935. These swords were machine made and came in six different
variations. however, two of the variations were not officially recognized by the Japanese Imperial Army.
The locking mechanism was welded to the handle and it kept the blade firmly secured to the scabbard so it would not falll off during battle. The locking mechanism is a component that breaks fairly easily if not handled properly. The arsenal control markings (left picture) can be seen towards the bottom of the handle.
Just like the regular swords, the menuki and pommel portray the cherry blossoms representative of the Imperial Army. The only difference is that in NCO swords these items are painted instead of being separate pieces.
The top of the blade has some rust spots and the tip shows slight marks of sharpening but the overall condition of the blade on this example still very good.
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 the collectible.
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.
The following is an estimated value of the Samurai Sword. The information is Provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. providing militaryy antiques to Museums, institutions and the general public.