I am new to this forum and have been an abide World War 2 collector for many years. I am interested in getting my hands on any sort of Shin Gunto World War 2 sword. I have been doing my research on what makes a sword authentic with serial numbers and stamps however I do not want to buy a fake sword. I do not want to spend more that around $750 and know that a lot of fake stuff is on ebay. If anyone has any auctions they see on ebay that are legit or know a good place to get authentic swords it would be a great help. These are some ebay swords I found that caught my eye but im not sure if they are real or not.
https://www.ebay.com...rd/264303290511(has stamps and serial number but kinda fishy)
https://www.ebay.com...th/173846683675 (definitely not a kyu gunto but not sure what it is. the flag on the habiki looks fake)
Thanks for the help and I hope I can be a good member of the community