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What NOT to buy - Interesting Japanese WWII Officers Katana Sword With Hand Made Pattern Welded Blade


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I just had to post this.  Maybe there is some rookie collectors out there that may want a lesson on what to look for.  Auction is HERE.

 

This is being sold with that title "Interesting Japanese WWII Officers Katana Sword With Hand Made Pattern Welded Blade"  Anytime you see the word "pattern" in the description, it is a red-flag.  Also, what the heck is a "welded blade?"

 

Sadly, this comes in a set of custom Rinje seishiki fittings with double release buttons that would normally house a nice gendaito RJT blade.  It looks like that blade was removed an a mumei substitute showato was added.  The dust cover seppa is missing, hence the gap in the fit.  Strangely, the latch is too short to even reach the saya throat.

 

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