Authentic handmade geisha sword

Jan 09, 2018. 14:57 UTC
Authentic handmade geisha sword
Dru
United States of America

Category
Militaria

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

23” Blade, 34” from top to handle end. Carried over from Japan by a family member on a boat. One uniform piece of steel supposed from the geisha era royal family.

Provenance

Inherited from father

Answered within 2 days
Jan 11, 13:13 UTC
By Erin-Marie Wallace

Fair Market Value

$400 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$900 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Dru - This is a Japanese WWII era katana, the handle bears the remnants of a sharkskin (shagreen) grip and the guard and mounts are gilded bronze (ormolu). The condition of this piece does affect the value and I would expect this to sell in the range of $400USD - $500USD. In undamaged condition closer to $850USD and up.
Let me know if you have any followup questions and thank you for your submission to mearto.

Sincerely,

Erin-Marie

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