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WW2 Japanese Heiho Cutlass (Converted Dutch 1911M Klewang), for sale

In good condition, a WW2 Japanese Heiho Cutlass (Converted Dutch 1911M Klewang). Now with 20% discount.

WW2 Japanese Heiho Cutlass (Converted Dutch 1911M Klewang)

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A Dutch 1911 model "Klewang" cutlass by Hembrug, cut down by the Japanese in WW2 to use as a machete. These swords were often issued to local Indonesian vigilantes to hunt down any remaining KNIL (Dutch) forces and unfortunate Dutch civilians.

The 17 7/8 inch blade is in aged but overall good and sound condition, and firm in the hilt. The hilt having lost one recessed grip stud is in well worn but good condition. The original Dutch leather scabbard and frog with belt loop is aged and worn but good; still has its original Dutch weapon number "P1214" brass plate. The cutlass sheathes and draws well.

A nice, evocative (clearly seen a service life) example. Its yours for (was) £400, now £320. Please quote item reference P57. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0241-0.82 (1.29).

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