WW2 Japanese Army / Kempei (Military Police)
NCO's Sword, sold
In very good condition, a WW2 Japanese Army / Kempei (Military
Police) NCO's Sword.
The blade period sharpened. It is our understanding that many of
these also came from Japanese POW camp NCO's, as well as Japanese
military police and some regular Imperial army NCO's. The type 32
as it is also known, is often described as a cavalry sabre, but
cavalry type 32's had longer blades.
30 1/4 inch blade in very good condition, serial number 125116,
firm in the hilt. The hilt also very good. The saya with serial
number 90009 to the chape in slightly aged condition. The sword
sheathes well enough; it needs a final push / twist to locate the
locking pin into the saya recess.
Very nice example of a 100% authentic WW2 Japanese army NCO's sabre.
Please quote reference number K70 (1190). Further / full sized images
available upon request.