This sword would make an incredibly rare addition to any collection.
This sword has a 5-7-5 kiri emblem on the backstrap, and on all three gold-gilt saya fittings. The saya is perfect polished sharkskin over wood with gold-plated fittings. This sword has a nickel-plated blade.
Note the original wire knot attached to this sword. This knot is a premium addition to this sword.
Photos are provided for this listing from various reference sources unquestionably confirming this sword as a flag rank/Admiral's sword. Photos are provided of pages 262-264 of Jim Dawson's book Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition. Also provided are photos from pages 58 & 59 of Fuller & Gregory's book Military Swords of Japan 1868-1945. Lastly, a few screenshots are provided from the website http://ohmura-study.net/774.html, of Japanese Admiral Togo's Naval saber. Type a description for this product here...