Traditional, hand-forged, 'modern' Japanese sword (現代刀, gendaito) by the  swordsmith Ujifusa (c. 1935). Mounts are of the New Army Sword (新軍刀, shin gunto) type with company officer-grade tassel. In Black Sun Red Moon and Merdeka Rising, Lt Ota uses such a weapon. Photo Copyright Geoff Smith. (Sword: Courtesy of VP Collection.) 

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