Japanese M1899 Type 32 Cavalry Sabre.
The Japanese Type 32 Saber was a government-issued cavalry sword. It was first issued in 1889 and would be manufactured until the end of WWII. The blade is katana-like in styling, though it has the proportions of a saber and was built in two lengths. This example, a second pattern ‘Otsu,’ was issued to army NCOs and and has a blade length of around 770mm with the leather finger loop indicating earlier manufacture. Numbered to the ricasso with a matching number to the scabbard drag. In good, used condition with a matching toned appearance overall with some light staining, but no pitting to the blade. Good example.
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