SOLD – Japanese Police Sword Second Pattern – Meiji era

For sale a rare short sword used by police inspectors during the Meiji era in Japan, starting in 1868, as can be seen by the police badge on the backstrap. This sword is in good shape for the age, with no rattling. The spring latch on the cabbard functions very well. The pommel cap usually has a hole in which the fit the sword knot, though this one was filled down, possibly to for a new regulation.


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