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If you own a Japanese collectible such as a bayonet, binoculars or backpack you may want to learn more about it.

This section of the website answers some of the questions that we received in a frequent manner. if you have further questions feel free to email us by completing the contact form.

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I have come into possession of a Japanese collectible. how much is it worth? The value of the Japanese military collectible depends on several factors. Perhaps one of the most important things is the condition of the item. The better the condition the more likely the value will increase.

Additional factors that affect the value can be found in our WWII Japanese Military Collection.

I have searched all over the place and I cannot find an item that matches mine. Why? The Japanese had a large variety of military items. We have several examples in our WWII Japanese Military Collection. Check that area and see if you can find it.

The item I have is rusty and/or dirty. how can I clean it? We recomend that you do not clean the collectible. You may cause damage to it if it is cleaned improperly. You are better off leaving the item alone.

My Japanese bayonet has some markings. How can I tell what they mean? Edge weapons such as daggers may have markings in multiple places. The meaning of the stampings could include information about the manufacturer, the arsenal in which the bayonet was issued, etc.

We offer several tables with information about the markings. You can view blade Markings as well as sword markings.

How can I tell if my item is original? It takes experience to determine if the collectible is real. We offer a section dedicated to identifying fakes and reproductions for many different military items. This section will give you some basic pointers that might help you determine the truth.

If you have an interest is seeing WWII Japanese Military items, you can do so by going to our WWII Japanese Collectibles identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com , a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

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