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    good quality ww2 japanese katana / chinese prison sword replica

    THESE WERE KNOWN AS PRISON SWORDS, BECAUSE THE JAPANESE SUPERVISED CHINESE PRISONERS WHO WERE SWORDSMITHS IN MANCHURIA AND BEIJING.

     
    THE ENGRAVINGS ON THE SIDE OF THE BLADE WITH THE FLAG, ARE IN CHINESE, AND READ AS, "HEAVENLY EMPEROR" REFERRING TO THE LATE JAPANESE EMPEROR HIROHITO, WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER 50104.
     
    THE ENGRAVINGS ON THE OTHER SIDE, ARE A JAPANESE NAME, OSTENSIBLY THE "SMITH" WHO WOULD HAVE MADE THE ORIGINAL.
     
    THE WHOLE SWORD HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED IN THE ORIGINAL AND TRUE STYLE OF A SHIN GUNTO KATANA.

    Price: SOLD

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