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    That is the oddest looking ugly ducking I have ever seen, mirror reversed photo would make sense.

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    Is not the scabbard way too long for the sword???
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Had a go on enlarging it see if this helps any, just click on the photo and it will open up full
    cheers Ronnie
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    Pure junk !! The sword here is a very modern Asian (Chinese?) fake that has all sorts of things wrong on the examples where I have seen better pictures. With Tom ("Swordfish") who has been MIA for quite a while now and myself once having contributed to a discussion on these. And in that same general time frame (more or less) another discussion on the backwards Swastika. Which (if memory serves me correctly) is actually OK with a limited number of swords from Voos. And while he was on top of these as his speciality, there were interesting enough that I think that I may have archived some pictures before I switched computers (I hope ) . With at about the same time Tom very interested in a scarce 'Art Deco' (my words) Lionhead Voos in my collection that we were discussing ................................... when he suddenly "dropped off the radar". Fred

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    I've been told I will have better pictures, not that I'm doubting the consensus of opinion in any way.

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    Fred would you say the that backward swaz would only be applied after WW1 and up to pre 1933. I cant see this thing being "okayed " and let out into the mainstream Army when this symbol was taken from the ancients and reversed or the NS cause. Any thoughts anyone else on the history of the Swastika and in this case of Voos using this symbol? Regards Larry
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    The ancient Swazi was used facing both ways, in Asia , stationary -forward meant male and backward , female. It also meant good luck . The Viking variant faced forward but was typically rounded.this sword seems to have a semi-rounded Swazi , or it was poorly cast.

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    Fred would you say the that backward swaz would only be applied after WW1 and up to pre 1933. I cant see this thing being "okayed " and let out into the mainstream Army when this symbol was taken from the ancients and reversed or the NS cause. Any thoughts anyone else on the history of the Swastika and in this case of Voos using this symbol? Regards Larry
    Larry, Very briefly - while the much scarcer brass examples tend to be better castings, most seem to be the later lesser quality silver colored substitutes underneath plating. Tom and I had a couple of theories as it regarded the one type of Voos, and only Voos. But with the rest of those swords checking out as good the immediate perception of postwar fake disappeared. And it was still under discussion as an unusual, but known variant when he “dropped off the radar”. Best Regards, Fred

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    Here's a better picture of the manufacturer's mark.
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    and here's a link to a similar sword being sold as a reproduction, I couldn't manage to download the pics.

    Collectable WWII German Samurai Katana/ DAO/sword,lin head, No41, 98 cm-in Crafts from Home & Garden on Aliexpress.com

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    Saw this today at a flea-market. Different maker's stamp on the blade, but the same animal. http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/album.php?albumid=1319
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