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Ran across a sword the other day, Type 98. I imagine it is a copy. I don't have any photos but what made me think it was recent production was the following:1. Overall blade condition was near perfect.2. Blade was "damascus" and very clean. Pattern very visible.3. 3 rather large figures (Kanji??) just below the guard on the blade.4. Condition of the scabbard rough compared to the sword.Anyway I have very little knowledge of these swords. It is being proffered as "real" but with a price tag under $300.00 I would think it is fake or the current owner has as little knowledge of these swords as I do.Any thoughts?