True. Japanese officers originally carried kyū-guntō ("old military sword" in Japanese), which resembled western cavalry sabers, until a nationalist m True Japanese officers originally carried kyū-guntō ("old military sword" in Japanese) which resembled western cavalry sabers until a nationalist m
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True. Japanese officers originally carried kyū-guntō ("old military sword" in Japanese), which resembled western cavalry sabers, until a nationalist m

Japanese officers originally carried kyū-guntō ("old military sword" in Japanese), which resembled western cavalry sabers, until a nationalist movement demanded a more traditional katana shape. Most of the resulting katanas, called shin-guntō ("new military sword") were simply mass-produced pieces of machined steel with an edge ground into them. The swords also made it easy for enemy soldiers to spot officers from a distance.

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