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WWII Japanese Police Officer Sword
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WWII Japanese Police Officer's Sword with its distinct backstrap decoration, sub-rising sun and 5 petal flower. The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 35 inches with a blade length of 28 inches. The black composition grip is wrapped with brass wire. The brass hilt is toned with age and uncleaned, giving the brass guard and back strap a reddish brown coloration. The blade is generally mirror bright, with a distinct and impressive imitation temper line. The scabbard has spots and some slight dents. Overall excellent condition.