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Lot 4008A
Overall length: 371/4â€. Blade length: 26 7/8â€. Blade shows what appears to be a partially obscured straight hamon. Silvered brass habaki. There are 1 lg. & 1 sm. seppa both above & below the tsuba. Tsuba is plan iron. Nakago has a single mekugi-ano & has an anchor stamp enclosed in a circle. There are several partially obscured ink marks on the nakago. Fuchi & kabuto-gane are of the military style & appear to be of WWI era. Tsuka-ito is a dark olive green. Black same w/ silvered menuki of the 3 mum design. Saya is black enameled wood w/ copper mounts in the military style. CONDITION: blade has a nice polish however, the edge does show a few shallow nicks & has been subjected to unkind sharpening. There is red rust between the seppa & tsuba. Tsuka shows light to moderate wear but is complete. Black enamel finish on the saya is about 90% intact. (02-11588/BF). $300-500.

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JAPANESE WWI ERA NAVAL KABUTO-GANE KATANA.

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 23, 2018