Seabee Special ... with pseudo-Japanese fake kanji.
Thanks Guy, I actually like the idea of owning an authentic fake.
I agree, a Seabee special, however be aware that both the red coloring as well as the black kanji can run even on authentic examples.
Although a fake, it is a genuine piece of history from the era. I saw one once where the creator was likely a Japanese American as the kanji was written properly. The mistake he made was dating the flag August 8th, 1942 instead of a Japanese Showa date.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Thanks fo rthe responses, part form being pleased I managed to spot it, I agree these have a great story behind them, I'll add it to the watch list.