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WW2 JAPANESE ARMY NCO'S KATANA SWORD, DELUXE MODEL WITH LEATHER COVERED SCABBARD.
This is a really nice looking example of a Japanese army katana sword and it is much nicer than most. Aluminum hilt still retain traces of the original brown paint, the hilt is designed to simulate cloth binding as found on the officers swords. The hilt also has several issue stamps just above the brass decorative suba. The blade is still very bright and it has a few age marks as they normally do, the blade is stamped with issue number 101057. The scabbard is really attractive and interesting, normally an NCO's sword will have a painted scabbard but the original owner of this sword has opted to have the metal scabbard covered in high quality brown leather which really makes the sword stand out, the top scabbard mount is also issue stamped 101057 and this number matches the blade issue number which is very nice to see as these number often do not match. Attached to the hilt ring is a large and very unusual sword portepee, it is not the standard type but it has always been on this sword and it would be impossible to remove it with out cutting it as it is so tightly and permanently attached. A really nice WW2 Japanese army sword which i can highly recommend. [Condition: Exc++]