Hi Steve , this is not a Chinese repro . It looks like a pre WW2 blade , the tang looks to have genuine age and note the three mekugi . These show that the sword has been fitted with new or different Tsukas in it's life ( the menuki have been removed from under the wrap ) The fittings and Tsuba are quite low grade and you can see the "wedges" inserted in the Tsuba to suit the tang. It looks like the seppa have been messed with also though but possibly a while ago . The leather scabbard combat cover looks period .