Our Japanese Officer Katana is almost an exact replica of the Type 98 Katana carried by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The Type 98 sword was one of the only swords used in combat during World War II. The historical reproduction has a 28 3/4” T10 carbon steel blade that was handcrafted. The handle is traditionally cord-wrapped in brown, which is also used at the top of the decorative pommel as streamers. The metal alloy, brass-toned tsuba has a cherry blossom motif and that is carried through to the brass-toned menuki. The Japanese officer katana is housed in a matte brown scabbard with brass-toned decorative accents to compliment the tsuba. A faux-leather cover is also included to house both sword and scabbard.