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Japanese officer's Samurai sword, WWII military style, marked Shoheikan Gunso

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  • Lot # 002
  • System ID # 772907
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A Japanese officer's sword from WWII era, authentic item.  It is stamped with the Shoheikan Gunso Kabushiki Gaisha mark on the scabbard, along with two sets of numbers.  There is also a very small metal tag attached near the top of the handle - a Japanese family crest with two crossed feathers, and also some Japanese writing.  Please study the detailed photos for more information, including condition.  It measures about 38 1/2" long.

Measurement from the tip of blade to end of tang is 33 1/2".  Writing on the tang is shown in the final photos.  We believe it says, Made in 20th century / Have a nice day.  This is a machine made sword. 

* Good news; we took it apart to see the writing - bad news; in the process, the string on the handle came off.  It was dry rotted anyway, but we do apologize.  We added a photo #15 of 36 to show the string dangling.  It is just a shoe string like material.

This item was found in the Siesta Key doctor's estate, but we have no other clues or other information on its history.  Good luck to all bidders!