i could use your help in helping me understand what this sword is . it has the look of the Russo-Japanese swords by its scabbard, and hilt latch. but the handle back strap is more like the colonial occupation sword having kikomon (sp?) insignia, that i think is for Korean colonial occupation.
unlike my other dress swords this blade is actually sharp, and has a straight and narrow hamon line, about 1/8 inch wide down both sides of the edge. very plain unlike the fake hamon on the other dress sword that is wavy. the knot is a gold wire. i understand thats for higher ranks like general. any and all information would be welcome.
thank you. andrew