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Old 14th May 2020, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys long time no post. I just recently picked this up. not sure if it's a fake or real. It seems to be from around WW2 time frame, has Japanese markings but the writing on the blade seems to come from Morocco. Any help on identification is appreciated.
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Old 14th May 2020, 10:19 PM   #2
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It would be very helpful to see the sword in its entirety. The flowers are not Chrysanthemums which are usually depicted on Japanese weapons.
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Old 14th May 2020, 11:30 PM   #3
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just added 2 more pics.
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Old 14th May 2020, 11:46 PM   #4
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Old 15th May 2020, 02:20 AM   #5
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It would be very helpful to see the sword in its entirety. The flowers are not Chrysanthemums which are usually depicted on Japanese weapons.

Yeah - early 20th - WWII Japanese swords often had them. However, these are not typical Japanese style chrysanthemums.
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Old 15th May 2020, 02:32 AM   #6
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it's a nice piece just wish i could find out more about it.
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Old 15th May 2020, 12:04 PM   #7
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May be "Gendarmerie royale khmère du Cambodge"?
https://www.force-publique.net/sour...ambodge-fr.html
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Old 16th May 2020, 06:14 AM   #8
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Very close resemblance to this sword which sold at auction in 2014 (see here). This sword is in a plain steel scabbard (what we can see). Auction details indicate:
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French Gendarmerie Royale Sword with brass two bar and dish back hilt. Decorated floral back strap. Complete with its steel scabbard with decorative brass ring mounts. Steel blade with remains of GENDARMERIE ROYALE wording. Good overall condition.
Probably not a "fake" IMHO, but hard to say.

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