Authentic Japanese WW2 Officer Katana (Type 98). The blade was traditionally forged by famous smith Nagamitsu (signed: Ichihara Nagamitsu, no date) . Nagamitsu is one of the most famous names in the history of Japanese swords. Ichihara Ichiryushi Nagamitsu worked during the Showa Era in 1930s and 1940s. The blade has original WW2 polish and shows minor fine scratches and stains, but no rust, no nick and cutting edge is sharp. Beautiful hamon with much "activity" and deep temper at the point. " Motogasane ": 6 mm," motohaba ": 3.3 cm, length " nagasa " : 66.7 cm, total length in koshirae: 99 cm. The Koshirae has a little wear, lock mechanism works fine, ring of a suspension mount is missing. Will be sent insured (Russia,China excluded). The sword standard is not part of the auction.
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- Country of manufacture
- Manufacturer/ Maker
- Ichihara Ichiryushi Nagamitsu
- Type 98
- Weapon Type
- Authentic IJA WW2 Officer Sword
- Overall Length
- 99 cm
- Barrel/ blade length
- 67 cm