Original WWII Japanese Police Parade Sword
Original Item: Only One Available. This Japanese Police Parade Sword has a fine all brass hilt. The hilt has a pommel cap which acts to retain a nut which in turn secures the tang of the blade. The backstrap and grip tabs are decorated with chrysanthemum flowers, with the balance of the surfaces being nicely pebbled. The “D” guard curves downward to a pierced basket hilt, and is decorated with the same floral pattern. The quillon end tapers to a teardrop that is decorated with a lined design.
The grip of this sword is of hardwood, and is highly ribbed. The ribs are wrapped with a skein of brass wires, the center strand being twisted.
The steel scabbard shows couple of dings but nothing major and is in overall very good condition .
The blade is quite an interesting example, being about 34.5 inches long. It is nicely nickel-plated, and the tip is in the usual Japanese geometry. The blade shows the temper marks, or hamon, often seen on Japanese swords. There is a fuller that runs all the way to the tip. The blade is in nice condition.
A great Japanese piece here, in nice condition and priced to sell.
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