Interesting Chinese Souvenir Katana
Guns International #: 100590402 Seller's Inventory #: 29040
Category: Military Collectible Non-U.S. -
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
Number of Active Listings: 727
Total Number of Listings: 11542
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
30 day Inspection Period and NOT a 3 day Inspection. We have had our own website for 14 years
Payment Types Accepted: Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover with NO CREDIT CARD FEES!
This is an unusual sword that measures 40" overall with a 27 3/4" blade measured to the tarnished brass habaki. The blade has an attractive patterned steel blade with hori-mono on the reverse, and an overall pewter gray patina without a visible temper line, and long, o-kissaki tip. The steel has a few spots of freckling within the narrow single fullers. The blade is held in rather cheaply made, tourist souvenir mounts, including a sheet brass scabbard with etched mythological motifs, and hangar bands and furniture based on IJN military mounts, but with more benign decorative flourishes. The blade tang has three partially drilled peg holes and a faint number stamp, “55". This is a very interesting Japanese style sword, with a very handsome blade, and cheap souvenir mounts.