Authentic handmade geisha sword

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


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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.


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.
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