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Japanese IJA Officer’s Shin Gunto Katana

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Swords with tags , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis is a commissioned officers katana Type-98, with a machine made blade. I believe it to be a fake simply because of the serial number stamped into the habaki. I have been told that the Japanese only stamped the serial number into the blade unless it is a Type-95, which this is not.

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