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19 General Yamashita's Sword
This sword was the personal arm of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, "The Tiger of Malasia". General Yamashita surrendered the sword along with his forces on September 2, 1945. The sword's blade was made by Fujiwara Kanenaga sometime between 1640 and 1680. The blade was remounted with a new handle sometime in the early 1900s.