RARE Imperial Japanese Army WW2 SUYA TOKYO MADE OFFICER HAMON ETCHED PARADE SABER VTG. Having emerged late from feudalism, and transitioning to a modern colonial power in only a generation, Japan embarked on a path of conquest that was ended only by her defeat in WW2. Imperial Japanese Army officers carried elegant light duty sabers as a mark of rank on parade and for other dress occasions during the war. This Imperial Japanese Army WW2 SUYA TOKYO MADE OFFICER HAMON ETCHED PARADE SABER is in very good condition, with some scattered age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the saber is in fine shape, with no other damage.
The fullered blade with an etched hamon (an upgrade available to each officer for a higher price), sports a beautiful brown horn grip with triple brass wire wrapping, and is stamped at the ricasso with its maker, the famous "TOKYO JAPAN / SUYA". It boasts an elegant cherry blossoms embellished brass hilt with a junior officer's rank embossed along the back strap, retains the original brown leather "bumper" pad at the ricasso, and is complete with the original IJA.
WW2 Officer Bright Metal Parade Scabbard in excellent condition, with only some light scattered age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the scabbard is in excellent shape, with absolutely no dents, cracking, or other damage. Most interestingly, it carries the original metal hanging ring at the upper left side, and the set is a fine example of a rare, original Imperial Japanese Army WW2 SUYA TOKYO MADE OFFICER HAMON ETCHED PARADE SABER. This has a real'horn' handle, the brass hilt is exceptionally well cast , with high detail to the floral motif.
The wire wrap is little lose. If you need just one parade sword to fill out your collection , this is the example to have.
Don't pass it up - A MUST HAVE , for advanced Japanese sword collections , history buffs and coinsures of rare and fine objects d' art. The item "RARE Imperial Japanese Army WW2 SUYA TOKYO OFFICER HAMON ETCHED PARADE SABER" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons".The seller is "m032857" and is located in Rochester, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.