Japanese Kokura Arsenal WW2 NCO's Katana
Very good condition World War Two Japanese 1935 Pattern Non-Commissioned
Officer's Katana / Sword with scabbard (saya), blade and fuchi correctly
stamped, matching serial numbers.
Very good condition WW2 katana for a Japanese NCO with serial number
69532 to 69.5 cm blade and to the throat of the scabbard. Please
note this is an authentic item and the serial number next to the
Kokura arsenal mark is correctly aligned to the fuller, not the
edge. The fuchi is also correctly stamped; see Japanese Military
and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller and Gregory, page 88 (full
hard back edition).
The blade is in very good condition but with some ominous nicks
to the cutting edge; these look period. The katana sheathes very
well and locks into place firmly. The original copper paint has
been worn off over time from the aluminium hilt. A very, very good
The katana is said to have come from a Japanese NCO at a POW camp.
Further pictures available upon request. Ref: 165