Infantry samurai swords (4) wwii

Nov 19, 2021. 18:39 UTC
Infantry samurai swords (4) WWII
Scott
United States of America

Category
Antique swords

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Three infantry samurai swords and one Calvary sword, sheaths wood, ray skin, leather. Blades in fair to good condition, No rust.

Provenance

I'm assisting a gentleman that owns all four items in his possession that were handed down from a step father who was in WWII in the Pacific IslandTheater. We are trying to locate his dog tags and any archived WWII information for any type of authentication.

Answered within about 2 months
Jan 14, 16:07 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$150 - $300 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$350 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Scott,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry and I wish you a Happy New Year 2022. My sincere apologies for the huge delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be an Imperial Japanese Type 32 M1899 cavalry trooper sword. This sword comes with a black lackered steel scabbard and the matching number 37588. The sword known as the 1886/1899 was used and issued from the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 until the World War II era. Such pieces came in high numbers as trophies by GI to the US after the WWII.
This piece is in medium to good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 150 to 300 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
George

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