In good condition, a WW2 Japanese / Dutch Heiho / Klewang Cutlass, Regiment Markings.
With Dutch regimental markings to the scabbard, “CW N 1 41”. This is a Dutch Klewang cutlass which was converted by the Japanese into a Heiho during WW2.
The 17 5/8 inch blade is period sharpened and has nicks to the cutting edge, firm in the hilt. The hilt with some wear and a chip missing. The leather and brass scabbard is good though aged. The cutlass sheathes and draws well.
Good example with the prospect the original Dutch KNIL regiment could be identified; (was) £300, now £240 . Please quote item reference Q71. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0463-82 (1.457).