Rare IJA WW II kamikaze pilot tanto (kaiken). The blade was forged in Edo period, "mumei", " hira-zukuri" shape with a beautiful horimono . The blade has WW2 Polish ", shows fine scratches and blemishes. Length "nagasa": 18 cm, "motogasane": 5 mm, "motohaba" : 2.4 cm. The blade is not curved, it has no chips or nicks and the cutting edge is sharp. Total length in koshirae: 30 cm. Will be shipped by insured mail (except to Russia and China).
I have added many photos of the item, so please make your own assessment based on the photos.
The sword stand is not a part of the lot.
- Country of manufacture
- IJA WW2 Kamikaze piloot kaiken met "horimono"
- Barrel/ blade length
- 18 cm
- Overall Length
- 24 cm