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Article about: i have a sword that was given to me by my wife's grandparents i believe her uncle brought it back from the war with him.any info would be greatly appreicated.there are no markings on it evve

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    is it worth any thing? i've seen a bunch on ebay but none like this

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    Looks like a Japanese WWII officers sword. Chinese made for Japanese officers in Manchuria. Just my opinion.

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    Quote by BBMATT View Post
    Looks like a Japanese WWII officers sword. Chinese made for Japanese officers in Manchuria. Just my opinion.
    I agree--from my experience it looks like a Chinese-made one. I have a relic one very similar, leather-covered scabbard and all, that I had folks on another forum check out. Still a nice item and a legitimate WWII artifact!

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    is there any value to them?

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    Quote by gordee View Post
    is there any value to them?
    Hello gordee,

    That's a tough call. One man's trash is another man's treasure. I note you have asked a couple times about value and probably want a dollar amount. It really is difficult to say. I mean no offense here but as my focus is on swords of a different type I would not purchase it at any price whereas someone putting together a display associated to theatre made items from occupied territories would find it more desirable. As for commercial value through a sales site such as EBay I'd suggest it would bring in less than 100USD. Perhaps others will see this differently.

    Regards,
    Stu

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    looks fine to me.

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    This is one of the poorly made swords likely made as replacements. I have owned several of these and all have had the identical silver tsuba and poorly shaped tangs. All of the ones that I veteran puchased were found in China. I have always thought that these were made in theatre and were to serve a purpose unitl a proper replacement could be had. None of the ones I have ever handled have any temper in the blade. This is a model sword rarely encountered. Most collectors have looked at them as being fakes but in my opinion, they are just poorly made swords. By the way, there never was such a thing as a "last ditch" Japanese sword. That is a term that is inappropriate for the field of sword study.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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