This recently came up for sale and I could not resist It is my first item of IJA militaria, I will probably get a helmet, small flag and a few other small items like a canteen etc for a display eventually.
I believe it is a reasonably early war model produced in Tokyo. Matching numbers.
Any comments or observations welcome. I would be interested to know what the kanji mean on the scabbard throat and on the blade near the serial number.
Thanks to Adam for letting this one go.