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    Hi Chris, The sword was a "walk in" at a show in...

    Hi Chris,
    The sword was a "walk in" at a show in Grand Rapids Michigan. It came to my table fairly early in the day and I made my offer. A good while later the seller came back after finding my...
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    It's going to be some time before I can get this...

    It's going to be some time before I can get this blade outside without the worry of condensation. I ended up taking these shots inside.

    The (mismatched?) scabbard has an interesting ring repair....
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    Hi Ed, I braved the 24F temp and got some more...

    Hi Ed,
    I braved the 24F temp and got some more shots of the Fuchi. I also took some pics of the Menuki and Kashira.


    :D


    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/H119.jpg
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    Hi Ed, Thank you for all the help. :D

    Hi Ed,
    Thank you for all the help.


    :D
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    New Japanese Sword with a Beautiful Tsuba

    Here's another one that just came in. This one has a wonderful signed Tsuba. The Fuchi is also signed. I could use some help with the signature translation and dates.

    The blade is unsigned...
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    Hi Ed, I cheat and use an outside photo host to...

    Hi Ed,
    I cheat and use an outside photo host to have the bigger shots.

    I think that the ken has had a light cleaning or fine sanding. It came in with a nice Arisaka bayonet, both reportedly...
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    Thanks for the help Ed! This is not my main...

    Thanks for the help Ed! This is not my main collecting area so it is insanely confusing to me but I am slowly learning.

    Here are a couple shots of the rest of the blade. The OAL is 9 1/8".

    ...
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    Ken Tanto help needed

    Here's another one that just came in. I am having a hard time figuring out how to tell if this is 3rd or 4th generation Hidemitsu. I think that 1st and 2nd can be ruled out. I am thankful for the...
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    Thanks so much Rich! :-)

    Thanks so much Rich!


    :-)
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    WWII Japanese Sword Help Needed

    Can anyone help me identify the maker and date of this sword.

    Thanks for any help.

    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0059009.JPG

    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0079014.JPG
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    Gabriel, Thank you so much for all the great...

    Gabriel,
    Thank you so much for all the great help! #3 is a near match.

    I will try to get a couple shots of the rest of the sword later. The scabbard really has a nice speckled finish that I...
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    WWII Japanese Sword Help Needed Again

    Can anyone help me identify the maker and date of this sword.


    These are really popping up a lot lately and I want to thank all of you for the help that you have given me with other swords.


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    Thanks Chris. I always love getting items like...

    Thanks Chris. I always love getting items like this in. I get in LOADS of German items but just a spattering of Japanese.

    Other than opening to check for signatures I leave the swords as they...
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    Hi Chris, Here you go... ...

    Hi Chris,
    Here you go...


    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0158023.JPG

    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0168025.JPG

    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0178026.JPG
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    Thank you for the help Chris. :D

    Thank you for the help Chris.


    :D
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    WWII Japanese Sword Help Needed

    Can anyone help me identify the maker and date of this sword.

    Thanks for any help.


    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0477073.JPG


    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/S0507076.JPG
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    Help with another Japanese Officer's Sword

    I would like to ask for some help with yet another a Japanese officer's sword.

    This one came in with another that was unsigned. I think that it may be a wartime sword but I also noticed that is...
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    I didn't have stag horn or ivory so I used a wood...

    I didn't have stag horn or ivory so I used a wood dowel (softer) and gently cleared a bit of the rust. Neat to see the inscription slowly emerging. I want to remove the bare minimum, just enough to...
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    Help with Japanese Officer's Sword

    Hi,
    I would like to ask for some help with a Japanese officer's sword.

    I have carefully taken the sword apart and found that the tang is rusted. What is the best way to bring out the markings...
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    Thank you for the information. No markings on...

    Thank you for the information. No markings on this one. I just had a feeling from the weight and construction that it was made for actual use.

    Thanks again
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    Rapier Identification Help Needed.

    I recently picked up a batch of items and I was able to identify all of them but one. It appears to be an Italian or German Rapier. I am not even sure of that because it has no markings that I can...
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