The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.
The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.
Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.
R P, UK, 27.02.2016
My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".
Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!