From highly embellished ceremonial swords to plain standard issue sabers carried by members of the calvary in the Civil War and World War I, swords are of keen interest to collectors of militaria. In particular, many collectors seek out the Japanese katanas from the World War II, which were brought in record numbers to the United States by returning soldiers at the end of that conflict.


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