This is a WW2 Japanese Katana.
This katana was appraised by expert appraiser, Charlie Heesh, with over 30 years appraisal experience.
This is an officers sword, arsenal blade, made from machine Steele. Made/used from ‘41-‘45. Blade is 25 7/8” long. Overall length is 35 3/4”. Charlie believed that the sword was carried by a first lieutenant or a captain. Sword was taken apart and completely examined. In today’s market, the appraisal was estimated at up to $1,400. I am currently excepting offers on this item.