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  1. FS: 1500s Japanese Nihonto Late Koto era unsigned Katana (Daito) in Shirasaya

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    Antique Japanese 日本刀

    Overall length: 30.75"
    Nagasa: 24.25"
    (Daito 大刀 or Tachi 太刀 length)
    Age: Sue-Koto (Late Muromachi Period)

    Blade is unsigned, but is late 1500s - Koto era,...
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    The hilt is very much reminiscent of a family of...

    The hilt is very much reminiscent of a family of sabres that originates with the French 1822 Patterns of Sabre (particularly the Cavalerie légère) but spawned the US 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sabre and the...
  3. Am I correct in understanding that what seems to...

    Am I correct in understanding that what seems to be a brass scabbard would be indicative of a field rank?
  4. Many thanks Matt!

    Many thanks Matt!
  5. Identifying British Military Sword in Portrait

    Hi all,

    After some family research (that I take no credit for) the following portrait miniature has emerged of an ancestor of mine, a certain Joseph Barnard Smith (1790-1849).

    As for the...
  6. I'm curious as to the star of david on the...

    I'm curious as to the star of david on the ricasso, religious or commercial?

    If this is genuine it looks like it's in remarkable condition!...
  7. I'm so glad you said that. I was starting to...

    I'm so glad you said that. I was starting to think I must be being too much of a reserved Englishman to be reading that with a raised eyebrow.
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    Looks like an 1840 pattern (or M1840) US Army...

    Looks like an 1840 pattern (or M1840) US Army Noncommissioned Officer's Sword. The length of the blade suggests it was the full version rather than the shortened version carried by musicians. If so...
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    Sword sold pending payment

    Sword sold pending payment
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    Price drop to £200.
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    I am willing to ship to the US, at buyer's...

    I am willing to ship to the US, at buyer's expense.
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    FS: Ukigumo Katana -Half Price-

    Funds are tight, so I am looking for another quick sale on one of my shinken.
    (I appreciate I'm new here but do look me up over on SFI for reassurance)

    This is the "Ukigumo" or "Floating Cloud"...
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    Sold - Thank you everyone for your interest :-)

    Sold - Thank you everyone for your interest :-)
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    FS: DF Daimyo 1095 Katana - Half Price

    Funds are tight, so I am looking for a quick sale on one of my favourite shinken to fund other things in life.

    This is the Wave-theme Daimyo 1095 Hand forged & Hand polished line. These are...
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    Could we some stats? Length etc? (Can't find...

    Could we some stats? Length etc? (Can't find anything googling AT 1510)
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    Hi Craig, Many thanks for your input. I...

    Hi Craig,

    Many thanks for your input. I believe so - but the oxidation and abrasion at the very tip makes it difficult to be sure.

    I have taken pictures to try and show it as best I can.
    ...
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    Price drop: £350 shipped in the EU, shipping to USA can be arranged.
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    No one else? Really? I'm back with some more...

    No one else? Really?

    I'm back with some more photos attempting to show the nakago & hada.

    Again, I'd be very grateful for any ideas as to age, providence etc :)

    Hada:
    ...
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    Bump
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    Could we get a picture of the Handachi Fuchi &...

    Could we get a picture of the Handachi Fuchi & Kashira please? (Unless I am being blind :P)
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    Hi David, Many thanks for your input & the...

    Hi David,

    Many thanks for your input & the cutting humour ;)

    That's a much more specific theory than I'd hoped for! As a relative novice may I ask what led you to think this sword was that old,...
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    Nihonto? Gunto? Modern Repro?

    This was an auction purchase from some time back that finally turned up.

    I am no Nihonto expert so thought it wise to consult the more senior Jedi here.

    Overall length: 30.75"
    Nagasa: 24.25"
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  23. FS: Dynasty Forge Daimyo 1095 Katana with Fred Lohman Tsuba (UK/EU/USA)

    Funds are tight, so I am selling one of my favourite shinken to fund other things in life (like training ;) )

    This is the 29.5" Wave-theme Daimyo 1095 Hand forged & Hand polished line
    Online RRP...
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    As per forum rules, please post a price.

    As per forum rules, please post a price.
  25. PM Sent.

    PM Sent.
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