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    For Sale: WWII-era Japanese Type 32 cavalry NCO's saber

    Folks,

    I’m selling a World War II-era Japanese Type 32 cavalry NCO’s saber collected in Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1980s. It has suffered moderate damage from spending the past eight decades in tropical and semi-tropical environments (it went to Savannah, Georgia from Burma).

    The blade of this example is in good condition, and has not suffered from rust, although there is scattered black staining along the blade. The steel guard and grip backstrap are slightly roughened by old rust, but intact with all detail preserved and without active rust. The composite or polymer grip cover has two chips which expose the wooden grip core, but is otherwise in good condition. The leather finger-loop has broken and is mostly missing from its nut inside the guard, although traces remain under the nut. The grip and guard are tight and solid. The steel scabbard is rusty overall but solid and stable; the worst rusting is on the hanging ring, which is visibly thinned and looks delicate. This example has the longer blade of the Kō pattern (32.75", or 83.2 cm), which was designed specifically for mounted soldiers. The pattern didn't vary as much as the slightly shorter Otsu (which was made for other branches of the Imperial Japanese Army), but remained consistent from 1899 until the end of World War II.

    Higher-resolution photos are available on request.

    I'm asking $425 shipped in the U.S.A.; foreign buyers will have to discuss shipping. I accept PayPal (for Goods and Services, please add 3% to cover the fee) or check or money order. Sorry, no trades. Please send me a PM if you're interested.

    Mark Millman
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    Price reduction: $375 shipped.

  3. #3
    Reduced to $300 shipped.

    Mark Millman

  4. #4
    Folks,

    Reduced to $225 shipped.

    Mark Millman

  5. #5
    Folks,

    Reduced to $195 shipped.

    Mark Millman

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