I don't like the writing on the blade .
I am interested in it but the writing does look a bit suspicious...looks as if the owner was trying to wearing it down? It seems to have been done on purpose maybe?
I have seen lots of fakes with this writing on the blade
Ah I see. I have noticed that many of these "Japanese" katanas are coming in from China, and are always available on ebay.
Indeed a Chinese made fake.
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Had it been genuine, $250 would have been a considerable bargain...
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