Nice example sir.
Yes, agreed..its a reproduction.The stampings on the blade and the scabbard throat are very poor.Sorry.
It's all good. It's good to know what it really is so that i don't unwittingly deceive someone if I ever decide to sell it off one day. I didn't pay an awful lot for it (about what you would pay for a good repro) so it can just be a nice display piece :)
thanks guys, Ryan.