I'm in a real dilemma and I hope you can help me out!
I found an nco sword in pretty good shape, with a reasonable price, whose owner looks reliable but knows almost nothing about how his dead father got it.
I made some research in foruns and the sword matches the great majority of points regarding its autenticity, except by two: has a brass tsuka and the serial number in the blade is upside down. There is any chance that it can be original or it is simply a fake?
Hope you can help me in order to give the owner an answer, if I'll buy it or not.....