I have now spent some time reviewing the additional photos. Nothing I've seen in the new batch leads me to a change of opinion. I know it looks close but there is just something about it that makes me feel it is a reproduction. I've even considered that someone might have taken a wire brush or powered wire wheel to it and simply blurred the features but that still doesn't allow me to reconcile some of the concerns I have.
Is this sword one you have in hand for examination prior to purchase?