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Japanese katana ("shin-gunto") Type 98 army officer's sword with scabbard, early 1940s (World War II

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Japanese katana ( shin-gunto ) Type 98 army officer's sword with scabbard, early 1940s (World War II
SOLD
850.00USDto 2******n+ (161.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 02 @ 12:29UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Japanese katana ("shin-gunto") Type 98 army officer's sword with scabbard, early 1940s (World War II era). 1160 grams, 36" long, 26" blade. The katana was the main battle weapon of the samurai, a tradition carried forward by the Japanese military during World War II. This one, the second we have offered, is an Imperial Japanese Army officer's blade with a brown painted steel scabbard with some paint flaking, sharp steel blade in excellent condition with no edge nicks, guard with a cherry blossom design, golden cord artistically wrapped around handle with shark skin underneath. All guard parts are stamped "86," indicating an original handle and guard.