I get the feeling that this is a put together sword. Some of the pieces do not really fit together.
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I agree. At the best it was assembled in time of great need and limited supply. At worst it's a complete parts (gunto and civilian) piece. I'd not pay more than 150 USD for the works and even then I'd want to have a better look at the Company Grade IJA Officer tassel and the civilian type tsuba before parting with my cash.
Thanks Guys, I was thinking it was not "right"
Whoever cut off the nakago(tang)on this blade was a rank amateur and had no respect for the blade.
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