WW2 Parade Saber Blade Remounted in Buke-Zukuri Fittings.
Year Made: 1800/1900s
Forging Pattern: Could not tell due to condition
Tempering Pattern: Gonome
Dimensions: Nagasa: 26 1/2", Nakago: 6 3/8", Mihaba: 1", Sakihaba: 11/16", Kasane: 7/32", Sori: 1/2"
Mountings: Fully mounted. The saya is missing the horn kogiri but otherwise is in good condition. The tsuka is 9 1/2" long, solid with good leather wrap. The fuchikashira are plane iron and the menuki are nice shakudo flowers. The tsuba is oval 2 3/4" by 2 3/8". The habaki is one piece copper in fair condition.
Overall Condition: The blade is in good condition with no significant flaws. The edge has be flatted a little in one area but a good polish will take care of it. The bo-hi is well cut and deeply cut. This appears to be a WW2 hand forged parade saber blade remounted in buke-zukuri fittings.