Japanese Regulation Army Parade Saber
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1940: item # 1155144
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|According to Fuller and Gregory, "Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks", the Army Parade saber is believed to have been introduced in 1875 and production continued well into WWll. The back strap decoration on this sword suggests that it was carried by a Company Grade Officer. The D guard hilt is nicely pierced into two panels, one with two kadosakura blossoms and the other with one. The pommel cap is in the form of a fourteen petal chrysanthemum.The black horn hilt has the original intermittent brass wire winding. The slender blade is grooved and nickeled or chromium plated with the extra cost, acid etched Yakiba, (temper line). There is one area on the right side of the blade where a former owner has rubbed what appears to be two dark spots and partially removed the Yakiba in that area. The blade shows normal in and out abrasion The chrome or nickeled scabbard has two suspension rings and an area of dark rust near the top, (as shown), and one very small dent near the drag, The scabbard shows spotting and abrasion from use and age. In overall good condition. Overall 38.75", blade 33.25"|