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    Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger translation

    Hi guys,
    I just acquired what I believe to be a Chinese Nationalist Airforce dagger. I was wondering if anyone here might know something about it. I've seen some versions that have an eagle over a propeller on the brass scabbard throat. This one has a rampant lion.There are also some chinese characters on the leading edge. Can anyone translate? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks & best regards,
    Len Scibilia
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    The words in Chinese is "Made by Cheng Du New China Metal Factory". Cheng Du is capital of Sichuan province in west China. The age is about 1940s.

    I would personally suggest not to buy it as too many new stuffs or fakes like this here in China. You may not easily find it out just thru a picture without much knowledge of this kind dagger. And, even it is real, it is always very cheap.

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    Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger translation

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for the translation! The dagger came to me mixed in with a small grouping of Japanese bayonets & militaria brought back to the States by an American GI many years ago. The price was very nominal. Any idea as to the significance of the lion figure?

    Best regards,
    Len

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    In China, we call this kind of dagger "Zhong Zheng Jian" which was designed by Mr Zhong Zheng Jiang (former Chinese President, also president of Taiwan in 21th) around 1940s. But there's a lot of various copies after that.

    I am not good in dagger. But if you search 中正剑 or Zhong Zheng Jian, i think you will find tons of information re it.

    Hope this helps.

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    now~Chengdu Chinese fourth developed city,Panda's hometown,
    I have very low english understanding skill...
    I`m from China.
    The fourth big city of China.
    Panda's hometown:Chengdu.

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    Looking for a Chinese Nationalist Air Force Dagger

    Hi, Len! I found your post regarding having a Chinese Nationalist Air Force Dagger. I am looking to buy one, and am interested if you still have it, and would like to sell it? Can you send me some pictures?

    Chris



    Quote Originally Posted by Len Scibilia View Post
    Hi guys,
    I just acquired what I believe to be a Chinese Nationalist Airforce dagger. I was wondering if anyone here might know something about it. I've seen some versions that have an eagle over a propeller on the brass scabbard throat. This one has a rampant lion.There are also some chinese characters on the leading edge. Can anyone translate? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks & best regards,
    Len Scibilia

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