As per the title.
Thought maybe some would find this interesting - I know I did.
Too bad the pic isnt better or some here might say more about the blade itself. There ought to be a law stipulating, that all articles about swords/weapons ought to have several hi-res pics showing details.
About the source; I merely chose the article with the best and largest pic, that turned up amongst random sites with a brief search. Some had no pics, others very small pics.
Personally, I cant help thinking about all the swords captured and what happened to them on the field of battle nor can I help thinking about all the ones ordered to be turned in as symbols in Japan post war. Some were taken back as souvenirs as the one in the article. Vast amounts were destroyed or dumped in Tokyo Bay...., which amounted pretty much to the same thing.
World War II veteran to return 'souvenir' Japanese sword | Fox News