Re: Japanese Dirk identification
It looks like an Imperial Japanese Navy Dirk, but would have the Imperial Mum and arsenal marks on it. The bayonet scabbard is not the standard issue Type 30 scabbard that would be used, but bears an odd resemblance to the scabbard that came with the Japanese NCO sword. These were arsenal made "samurai" type swords with a cast handle. They were, however about 26" long and curved . TJ
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Last edited by Teejay9; 02-27-2011 at 10:31 PM..