Authentic sword?

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Can someone tell me if this is authentic? I found this at a flea market last week. I'm no expert but it looks legit can someone give me any help on the translation? Something about three poisons?
 

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Authentic as in: antique/old?

Hard to tell over photos. Could be a real sword, meaning quality steel and properly forged and constructed while still not being an antique. Might be old enough to look aged while still not being antique. Could be an antique. Could be a sword-like object meant to be nothing more than a decoration. It just isnt possible to tell over photos. Someone knowledgeable on Chinese sword history would need to look at it and possibly need to disassemble it. I cant help you with the writing on the blade, but lots of modern pieces have writing as well so that isnt an automatic clue.
 

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