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I’m thankful for everyone’s incredible information. I had a feeling the fittings were a reproduction but I do agree the sword it’s self is a head scratcher. What would be my next step in authenticating the sword? I’m will do what it takes to find out if the sword is genuine or not. Thanks again. I saw some members wanted more pictures, I will do my best to take better ones and upload them.
Hello, My name is josh and I am new to this forum. I recently came in possession of a antique katana. I need help with the identification of this sword. This is my first katana and I have no way of knowing if this is a genuine katana or a replica. Please note I placed some baby powder in the signature to make it more Legible. Thanks again and feel free to ask questions.