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Japanese Katana / Chinese Prison Sword Replica

Japanese Katana / Chinese Prison Sword Replica

  • These were known as Prison Swords because Japanese supervised Chinese prisoners who were swordsmiths in Manchuria and in Beijing
  • The engravings on the side with the flag are in Chinese, and read as "Heavenly Emperor", referring the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito, with the serial number 46127. The engravings on the other side are a Japanese name, ostensibly the "smith" who would have made the original
  • Scabbard is brass with copper inlay
  • Braid style on handle is known as a fish skin grip
  • blade: 25 3/8"
  • blade width: 1"
  • grip: 7 1/2"
  • tsuba: 2 9/16" x 2"

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