This shin gunto was captured only three weeks after it was made . It was captured in the carabelo mountains in lurzon , at the time the Americans had virtually closed the islands off , by sea and air , thus denying access to the islands for the Japanese , yet this Sword was flown in during this period. The Japanese high command only risked important aircraft on vital missions and most certainly would not risk such a resource on flying a sword in . Was this officer sent as a courier to Yamashitas headquarters with no hope of escape?
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