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  1. Hi again, Just wanted to try to get some...

    Hi again,

    Just wanted to try to get some interest in this. I have been struggling to find some good theories with the limited information I can get my hands on. I would love to hear any you may...
  2. Han Dynasty Jade Sword Pommels - How Were They Attached??

    Hi All,

    Lately I have been appreciating the beauty of jade sword fittings from the Han Dynasty. What I can't figure out though is how they were attached. Many of the examples that I have seen only...
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    The blade length is 26.5.
  4. Thanks for the information and comments Eljay....

    Thanks for the information and comments Eljay. Based on some of the serarching I did I was leaning toward the early 18th century, so I’m glad to hear you feel the same. Yes, the hilt and fittings are...
  5. Picked Up a Rust Bucket, What Do You Think It Is?

    Hi All,

    I just picked this up from a local elderly gentleman. Its definitely had a very hard life but I thought it was interesting so I picked it up. What do you think it is? A couple things I...
  6. At first look I would say fake. The things that...

    At first look I would say fake. The things that stand out to me are the rather simple horimono, the surface finish that appears to be machine ground, and the shape of the kissaki is not quite right....
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    Hi all, Sorry about the hiatus. Year end work...

    Hi all,

    Sorry about the hiatus. Year end work and the Christmas rush absorbed all of my forum posting time. I did however get a chance to further etch the point and to do a quick spark test. the...
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    Ancient Roman Projectile Points

    Hi All,

    Some of you may have seen ancient roman arrowheads advertised on various auction sites. Based on appearance alone some appear to be fake, however the majority have a patina or corrosion...
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    Thanks again Gene for your comments and advice. I...

    Thanks again Gene for your comments and advice. I am very glad to hear you would like to see more of this. I have a love for, and am a collector of edged weapons, but I have a passion for ancient...
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    Thanks for the comments Gene. That is definitely...

    Thanks for the comments Gene. That is definitely the direction that I am trying to head. My hangup is the value after the damage. I imagine that it will be worth somewhere between 50% and 75% of what...
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    Shipping Damage

    Hi All,

    Im new here and very excited to be part of this online community. In usual fashion I have something to post right off the bat. In addition this fopaux I am not even posting about a sword....
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