Traditional style short sword or wakizashi. The modern and possible modified scabbard has a leather cover over the lacquered finish. There is no cord.;Identified by Bennet Bronson, Professor of History, University of Illinois Chicago, IL; tel: 312.665.7832.
1940 – 1945
Leather, Steel, Rayskin, Silk
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Davids, Werner
Werner DavidsWerner Davids, a German who escaped Germany in the 1930s, joined the U.S. Army and fought in the Pacific Ocean Theater during World War II.