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  1. #1
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    Default Replica WW2 Japanese swords

    This may offend the true collector, but I have searched for the real article and have discovered that they are way past my limit. I have a friend who collects such blades, and recently, he paid four figures for a several hundred year old sword. What I am looking for is something that is fairly authentic, just to hang on my wall in the man cave. I've seen a bunch from China on eBay, and was considering a type 95 or 98 replica--I know they are not the real thing. Any suggestions?

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    Send me a PM.

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    You have the ability to receive Private Messages disabled, so I can't respond to your PM until you enable it.

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    SSPC. What's your budget? Lots of real WWII swords sell for less than $500.00, on ebay. A good many for less than $400.00. A decent looking fake, will run at least $150.00-$200.00. Save your money, and buy a real sword. JMHO

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    Agreed with buying real. On another board I frequent, someone sold 3 Machine-made Gunto for less than $300 apiece.

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    SSPC

    Please don't support the Chinese fakers : - as the others have stated buy something real :D.

    Richie

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    N White...if I have the correct forum, then those 3 NCO's were fake too.
    The seller wasn't impressed when I pointed that out. IF it's the same forum.

    As said, ignore the fakes. Save for a real one. They are an investment.

    Brian
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    I agree with what everyone else has said. Buy the real deal. Send me a PM or email and I can point you to a couple cheap real Japanese swords. Unlike the Chinese copies, they'll only go up in value.

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    while there are swords that are hundreds of years old and handed down in the family, lots of WW2 swords were mass produced. Particularly the NCO swords. If I wanted one of those, I would find a dealer with a GOOD reputation and pay the price which shouldn't cost an irreplaceable body part.

    Have a Wakasashi that was given to me by a relative. His mother was using it to CUT WEEDS. Cost me about $500 to get it restored. Not that I care for japanese weapons but hate to see anything that old (1750's) trashed.
    No Tsuba, No wrapping on grip, half the shark skin, missing, no menuki, and a piece of the scabbard missing plus polishing the blade.

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