Ok, here's the deal. I have been an avid fan of katana's for a long time and own some proper katana's myself. I think I can spot a fake one but I have had no real experience with World War 2 items. It is a machine fabricated blade, that much is for sure but except from it looking old and well I have no knowledge to say any more about it. I saw this at a flea market at home (Netherlands) and I have been looking around for a similar sword for some time. The guy was selling it for €350,00 but after some haggling and walking away I bought it for €200,00
I am going to hang this in my new apartment and I would really like to know more about the type of sword. I cannot get it disassembled since the tsuba seems to be very tight. the first 2mm are ok but then it does not come off any further.