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SAMURAI SWORD 39 - WWII NCO KATANA


This is a Japanese WWII Samurai Katana sword. as issued to NCO's during the war. All metal construction. These swords were mass produced and given to individuals who did not want to take their own family swords to battle.

The pommel has the same design as the Imperial Japanese swords. It has a plain lanyard loop. The handle has simulated wrapping with the three flower Tsuba.








The base of the handle has a metal band with arsenal markings stamped on it. The side of the handle has a spring loaded locking mechanism that secures the blade to the scabbard.

The Tsuba has the shape of the standard WWII type. Holes are cut on four sides. The Habaki is also in the standard format for the time period. The blade has a blood groove that extends nearly the entire length of the blade. A serial number is stamped near the spine by the base of the blade.





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The scabbatd is all metal construction. A single suspension ring is placed near the throat. The tip has a drag to help protect the scabbard.







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.





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