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Here we have a what is either a a customised war period piece or a post-war modified example with a sarute & tsuba from an officers type 98 sword. The 26 1/4" inch machine made blade is in fine shape. The fit is nice and tight and the tip is perfect. The scabbard is period painted in factory green paint. It does have several wear spots / loss of paint throughout yet it continues to remain dent free. The throat is stamped 128052 issue number matching the blade. As with all known examples of the Nagoya sword the scabbard throat retention screw is to the reverse. The Tsuba is an "open-work" or "pierced" officer style. The tsuba is a brass construction, with and two holes encircled by a pebbled finish, the top being utilized by the release mechanism. The cast grip is painted showing honest wear. As with all the Nagoya grips exhibit a different "wrap pattern". Look at how far forward the meuki is to the obverse. Included is a post war knot.
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