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Japanese Sword

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

Description
Japanese NCO Army sword has ornate cast alloy and brass hilt which has 3 small Lotus flowers. Steel blade and metal sheath
Size
97cm L Sheath 74.5cmL x 9.5cm round tapering. Hilt 23cmL 10 round
Object Registration
00068
Historical information
Notes 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 Borneo, once again with 9th Division.
When Made
circa 1940's
Inscriptions & Markings
Number on Blade 136088
Last updated
28 Mar 2012 at 5:38PM