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Japanese Sword

From the Collection of Red Cliffs Military Museum Jamieson Ave Red Cliffs Victoria

Description
A Japanese Officer's sword. Hasornate inlay of shell covered with flat braided cord. Flat braided strap with tassles -brown and blue- Top end of hilt is leather with gold guilt scrolling. Brass very ornate with lotus. Scabbard is steel with ornate decorations. Steel blade.
Size
97.5cmL -Sheath 77cms L x 10down to 8cm circ- Hilt 26.5cmL x 10cm Circ
Object Registration
00067
Historical information
Noted with Sword. This Japanese sword was received by 2/8th Australian Field Regiment at the surrender at Miri, Borneo in 1945. The Regiment served in the Middle East (1940-43) as part of the 9th Australian Division. It's final action was in Boreo, once again with 9th Division.
When Made
circa 1940's
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM