Military History/Oriental Sword

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In the following link:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Military-History-669/2012/6/ww2-japanese-swords-1.htm

In the second photo, the first sword with a filligree blade and intricate steel-colored hilt.  My grandfather obtained one of these exact blades from the Phillipines during his service in WWII (US Navy).  I have searched exhaustively without much result as to the identification of this sword/sabre.  If you have any information regarding the origins of this antique, i would greatly appreciate it.  I am able to forward detailed photographs if they would prove useful for identification purposes.  This is the only connection i was able to dig up online of a blade even remotely similar to the one in my possession.  Any insight you could give would be greatly appreciated.

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Greetings

I have been unsuccessful in identify the sword in question.  The etching on the blade is very unique and not typical for a Philippine blade.  My best guess is a custom made Chinese blade, but since there are 2 that changes things.  I still think it is a Chinese blade that has been modified.  There is website that has a forum that might help.

Please check out the below link

Sorry about this and Thank you


http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/index.php?  

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