37 3/4" OAL, 26 1/4" blade with slightly wavy hamon, standard shin gunto furniture, and a blue/brown tassel. The hilt could not be removed for inspection. Included documentation, including an April 1945 dated capture certificate for "One (1) Japanese Samurai Sword" identify this as the war trophy of a Lieutenant Colonel Mathew J. Hall of the Army Air Corps, member of the 58th Fighter Group and Bronze Star winner. Undocumented consignor statements describe Hall as having taken the sword during the New Guinea Campaign.
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