This item shows speckling (some from production, some from use and display). The hilt has definitely aged with some fading of habaki metal.
Overall the item is in good condition with clean blade, strong handle, tight tsukaito (cords), attached sageo (rope tie) and weighted perfectly - all verifying authenticity. We have not opened up the blade and cannot confirm tang fullness. Please see all pictures for full representation before purchasing. AB ranking - This item was previously owned but there is no doubt of authenticity as this item was produced and found right here in Japan. Other than older models, it doesn't get more authentic than this when it comes to the art of Japanese sword making.Please see all images for accuracy. Authentic Japanese Collectible Era Katana - Samurai Sword with Dragon Motifs and Steel Forged Blade. 2.0 cm - 2.8 cm. Lacquered Wood Sheath (Saya, Scabbard).
Rayon Cloth Cords (Tsukaito & Sageo). Black, Olive Green, Gold, Brown, White, Silver. STRAIGHT FROM JAPAN - This is an authentic Japanese sword.
We have not taken the item apart or changed it in anyway with. Menuki peg still situated in place as expected. So you will be receiving exactly what you're seeing!
This sword was likely produced for display purposes only, and has a slightly dulled blade as compared to some others we have for sale. If you are looking for a real Japanese sword, you've come to the right place. Please see our other sales for hard to find and authentic vintage product.Don't forget let us know if you have any questions about pricing options or product info! We can break up the set if you are only interested in certain choices. S : New or new without a tag. (Like New - little to no use). A : Good condition, barely used with few to no imperfections.
B : There is a sense of overall use, with some minor damages. C : Overall there is a damage, very noticeable scratches or dirt. D : Junk condition in need of repair. Please note that vintage items are not new and therefore usually have minor wear.All imperfections for this item have been included in pictures but please let us know if you need greater detail. It is of utmost importance that our customers receive quality items with the authenticity they are expecting. Please be aware that the color of items may be slightly different because of the specs of certain PC monitors. We ONLY sell authentic merchandise. The item "Authentic Japanese Katana Samurai Sword Handmade Forged Steel Blade Dragon p5447" is in sale since Thursday, October 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Asian\Japanese".
The seller is "archive_kagiya78" and is located in Mishima, Shizuoka. This item can be shipped worldwide.