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SAMURAI SWORD 42 - NCO KATANA


This is a Japanese WWII Samurai sword Katana. NCO type. This was a mass produced sword. All metal construction, including the handle, wrapping and all other components.

The pommel has a lanyard loop. The handle has lost about 60% of the original paint. The overall quality and detailed are reasonable. The Tsuba is standard Imperial Japanese Army type with the Chrysanthemum flower design and and opening to each side.

The scabbard has does not have any dents. A drag section has been added to the tip. Comes with a single suspension ring. The scabbard was painted silver after the war. In its original state it should have been brown.





The blade is in the original WWII finish. It has a blood groove that extends nearly the entire length of the blade. A serial number is applied to one side, near the base and close to the spine.







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The handle has a spring loaded locking mechanism which secures the blade to the scabbard. The Habaki us of standard WWII production.













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.



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