MILD PITTING , NO CRACKS, NO BENDS. Cutting edge is "26 1/2 INCHES and the whole sword is " 40 inches long, sharp, tight grip, and No locking mechanism. Please look at pictures for more personal evaluation of item, I have taken all angles of the sword with very clear pictures. Please I'll be happy to answer any questions or send more pictures.
No russia, italy, or china (only Hong Kong). The item "WWII Japanese Army officer's samurai sword antique NCO collectible ww2 katana" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "thesamuraimonkey42" and is located in Mesquite, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.