This is marked 'L1/56' on the ring for Robert Hauschild of Pforzheim. The ribbon is period, but a little on the narrow side, possibly a piece of tunic buttonhole ribbon. General condition is excellent, if somewhat tarnished.
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My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".
Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!
S A, UK, 14.08.2012
Hi Chris, just to let you know my sword knot arrived first thing this morning and I am very happy with it and the fast service.