Japanese short sword or dagger

Jan 30, 2022. 19:01 UTC
Japanese short sword or dagger
United States of America

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In scabbard about 18 in long. Blade without hilt about 12 inches long. The handle looks like it has shark skin or some other sea creature skin



My father got this when he was in world war II in Japan. He never used it.

Answered within 9 days
Feb 08, 23:25 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Sheila,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal

The presented object appears to be a Japanese "Wakizaki" short sword with unknown measurements. It was probably made in the Edo Period in Japan.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in bad to medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 250 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,

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