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    £ 2,250
    Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks ONE OF ONLY 6000, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana W Other Blades
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    Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks ONE OF ONLY 6000, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana W Other Blades

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    EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF ONLY 6000, Original, Pre WW2 Japanese NCO's 1st Pattern, Type 95 Katana With Solid Copper Hilt, Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 16059 - 16059

    On September 16th 1935 a new sword was authorised for Japanese army NCo’s. 1st type sword hilts were made from solid unpainted copper, later variants had cast alloy painted hilts (see page 183 of Swords Of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 by Dawson). Only approx. 6,000 1st type copper hilt NCO swords were made before introduction of alloy hilt variants. This is an original extremely rare 1st type pre WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana with copper hilt and scabbard. The sword has the correct solid copper unpainted cast handle with lanyard ring hole, quality heavy blackened brass tsuba and scabbard retaining clip. It has an undamaged, fullered, 27 ½” blade which has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is numbered ‘2987’ (of 6000) on one side above the fuller together with inspection mark. The copper hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal mark, Suya sword shop (Harp) mark (see page 185 of Dawson’s book) and inspection mark. It is complete with its original period scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard’s finish has wear consistent with age and service use but no damage or dents. The throat of the scabbard is numbered ‘76876’. The price for this nicely marked extremely rare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 16059
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategoryOther Blades
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 2,250
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeSuya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks
    Manufactured YearWW2 Era
    Your reference16059
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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