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Lot 0375
22.25 in. blade with prominent hamon, signature on tang; chrysanthemum menuke on both sides of the rayskin grip; additional chrysanthemum motifs on the tsuba and pommel; wooden scabbard with ink calligraphy inscription to one side describing the sword as a souvenir of "the Greater East Asia War"; the scabbard in protective leather wrap.
LOA 38.5 in.

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Blade possibly shortened; rusting to the tang and minor spots of corrosion to the blade; 1 in. split to scabbard at throat; wear and patina to external surfaces as expected.

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WWII Era Imperial Japanese Katana

Auction ended on Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Estimate $300 - $600
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620 Cornerstone Court
Hillsborough, NC 27278
United States
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