Antique Wakizashi Japanese Sword from WW2 and before
Guns International #: 101280285 Seller's Inventory #: 202
Category: Edged Weapons Pre 1900 - Knives - Military Non U.S.
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Member Since: 7/2/12
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Keepper
Country: United States
Phone: (210) 896-4904
Number of Active Listings: 1
Total Number of Listings: 205
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Certified Check or Money Order
In very good to fine condition, this is an original, antique Wakizashi complete with saya...manufactured pre-20th Century, this wakizashi features a 16" blade that remains razor-sharp despite no evidence of sharpening. Displaying a lovely active hamon, with only traces of micro-pitting(not visible to the naked eye), the unsigned tang is the single-hole variety and the saya is of wood, remaining good despite a few drying cracks. Fitted with an old, rayskin covered handle that is wrapped with lacquered cloth, the lacquering has worn away on the grip, the handle is a nice match, although the peg should be replaced as there is a slight play between the blade and grip, and the furniture(copper habaki & plain iron tsuba) are early 20th Century replacements. Undoubtedly a family heirloom that was passed down, reconditioned, and sent to war with a Japanese officer or soldier during the Second World War, this short Samurai sword is a fine candidate for having been brought back by an American GI during the war or following its conclusion. A superb find for any WWII or Japanese arms enthusiast, this antique Japanese Wakizashi & scabbard would be an excellent addition to any complete collection.