Object Title

Katana

Katana

Date

about 1943

Object Number

XXVIS.316

Provenance

From West Yorkshire Police 18th Sept. 1995

Physical Description

Cast hilt painted, brown for binding, silver for samÚ, gold and silver for menuki. Plain black painted tsuba. Metal scabbard locking catch engages through hole in tsuba to scabbard throat. Black painted metal scabbard with one ring. Blade with single fuller each side, and stamped with an assembly number.

Dimensions

BladeLength670 mm
ScabbardLength737 mm
ScabbardWeight0.55 kg
OverallLength825 mm
SwordWeight1 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade the number 130093.

Associations

Places Japan