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D-089 Japanese WWII Army "Mantetsu". White sharkskin grip with brown cord lacing. Typical gilt lotus blossom menuki, floral decorated pommel cap and ferrule and pierced lotus blossom decorated age toned, brass tsuba. 26 1/8" clean curved, Manchurian steel blade. Straight temper line. Some small subdued gray patches near tip. Copper habaki. Tang is signed on both sides: "KOA ISSHIN MONTETSU SAKU KORE" and "SHOWA KANOE - TATSU HARU". Some darkened age pitting. Military throat, ring/band and lower band. Missing drag. Steel scabbard is darkened and has some brown patches. Blade would rate very good. Circa 1942. Overall about II


See description for I-III scale (I=mint, III=poor)

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Japanese WWII Army sword

Estimate $600 - $1,250Dec 03, 2016
Starting Price $600
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