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OK Gents , nco sword just in but my understanding is that the iron fuchi and tsuba should be copper? , the numbers match and at #4535 blade and scabbard are in right range. Its come out  a collection atleast 40 to 60 years old and hole in handle looks drilled? Could it ne real but have had parts swapped out back in the days nco swords cost nothing and no one wanted them?

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I think it's real with swapped out parts. Fuchi and tsuba are wrong and the absence of the screw is probably because they couldn't replace it after the swap as the thckness was different.

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There have been a number of coppers with replaced iron tsuba and a second screw. The tsuba should be a little thicker though, as the coppers and transitional model to aluminium have a thicker tsuba than later models. There was a little said not too long ago about these coppers with later parts in the history thread for 95s.

 

The fuchi is incorrect though (as already stated), so maybe it is a bit of a hatchet job. I have the parts to 'restore' it, but I'm not a big fan of messing with anything that has been that way so long and isn't a recent monkey job.

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Iron tsuba standard so fittings not "tight". My guess was that its been swapped out to use tsuba and fuchi on a "better" piece before these were considered collectable, as to when its anyones guess. 

 Thanks everyone, yes ill leave as is incase its a late war put together.

 Cheers

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