by Jim Kurrasch
A Ô-tantô signed Sôshû ju Akihiro designated Jûyô Bunkasai on September 24th, 1941. It is 1 shaku 2 sun 2 bu long – 37 cm. It was turned into the police in Kosegaya / Ochigaya Machi, Kitauonuma Gun, Niigata Prefecture on October 5th, 1945. These police turned it over to 1st Lieutenant Darfield Nenningham, Military Police, of the 26th. Company, 2nd. Battalion, 303rd Regiment of the 97th Division stationed at Hidaka City, Niigata Prefecture on November 29th, 1945. It’s JB set # is 236 and it’s Yamanaka JB # is 18.