is an original war era Japanese navy kaigunto set. First, the blade and habaki aren't original, but the rest of it is and in extremely nice condition. This was obtained by me just yesterday (April 28, in Japan) from an antique military dealer (and veteran of WWII) from Iwate prefecture. Certainly the sword's original owner was from Iwate too. This set will be a fantastic candidate for a restoration project. The tsuka is complete (including original and perfect sarute) and in beautiful condition. Near perfect really, just one very small tear in the same-skin near the kashira (see close-up photo). The locking mechanism works perfectly too. Seppadai are all there and in great shape. You really can't expect nicer than this. The saya is complete with all bits and pieces attached, not a thing missing. There's a tiny spot of damage near the area where the locking pin enters the saya (see close-up photo). This is minor and does not affect the locking mechanism either. There are no other issues at all. It really is in beautiful condition and sure to bring a huge smile to the new owner. The overall length of the set is approx. 99 cm (39 inches). The tsuka measures a total length of approx. 25 cm (9-7/8 inches). The opening for the sword tang (wood core part) is approx. 24 mm x 7 mm. From top of tsuka (with fuchi on) to the center of the peg hole is approx. 38 mm. The saya measures approx. 62.5 cm from top of the kuchigane to the bottom of the sayajiri. The opening for the blade in the saya measures approx. 32 mm x 10 mm. The sori is approx. 12 mm. If I missed something please email me and I'll address it right away. Please see all the photos and offer with confidence. The set is guaranteed original except for the blade and habaki of course. Also if you live in a country that doesn't allow blades, I can send the set without the blade. Just let me know after you win. See my other sales for more unusual items from Japan. Win multiple sales to save on shipping costs. Thank you very much for the interest and good luck offerding.
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