Would anyone be able to help me ID this suspected Japanese Sword?
I found it in the hills in Hong Kong, which saw fighting at the end of 1941.
The blade is broken, but there are some obvious features.
The handle (please excuse my ignorance with the correct terminology) appears to be copper, with two Brass pins. It looks like the handle is fixed to the blade (I know some swords you can completely dismantle)
The blades only has one cutting edge, the back side is flat, but looks like it has taken a substantial whack (perhaps how the blade broke?).
Anyhow, I think it is an early war model, but could anyone confirm my beliefs?
Excuse the photos, I only had my phone. I can post some more details should anyone need them.
Thanks very much fellas.