There is a "reason" for not posting live auctions!
Yes, it is a real knife.
03man - Don Voigt
Author of "The Japanese T99 Arisaka Rifle" 2010 edition
Co-author of "The Knee Mortars of Japan 1921-1945" 2011 edition
Near Charlotte, NC
And now a lot more folks will be following it, and the winning bidder will likely have to pay a couple hundred more. This is an end-around to the "no live auction" rule. If you know enough to call it a Type 1 Special Purpose Knife, how come you did not know about this recognized variation?
He's probably the seller and wanted to promote his own wares. Don't worry folks I won't be bidding.
Preserving history. One rifle at a time.
wasn't that listed on ebay for months?? I wouldn't have spent 20$ on it as a letter opener.
Seabees can do!