Antique Japanese/Asian Katana Wakizashi sword. This sword has seven bands with fantastic finely carved panels of what apparently is animal bone There are two panels on the sword handle and five panels on the scabbard.Each of the seven panels has different figures carved on the opposite side of each panel. Some of the figures look to be tinted. The panels have nice overall natural patina. I believe there possible may be a few short, natural, tight cracks on a couple of the panels.
It is hard to tell because of the deep, long, lines in the carvings. All panels are tight and firmly held in place. There are a total of nine brass bands in between each panel plus an end cap on the top and bottom.
The brass bands have a raised applied brass circle on each side with a pattern of 3 leaves? One of the circles is missing on one side of a center band.
The blade looks to be sharp. I see no nicks, chips, or serious scratches. There are a few surface smudges on the blade. The sword in the scabbard is 33 long.
The sword & the handle is 29 long. The blade alone is 19-3/4 long.
There are a few minor dents on the brass bands. Overall, the sword does show some mild wear.Lease view ALL my pictures carefully to better determine the exact condition to your own satisfaction. The item "Antique Japanese/Asian Katana Wakizashi Beautifully Carved Bone Sword & Scabbard" is in sale since Thursday, August 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Swords". The seller is "chuckscollectibles" and is located in Venice, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.