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    Hello Karen,
    This looks to be an original WW II Japanese officer's sword.
    This might help you to get a translation of what is on the tang.
    When Posting Japanese Sword Tangs For Translation
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thank you, Ralph!

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    It does appear to be missing a small part or two though.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Yes, we thought so, too.

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    筑後住盛光之作
    Chikugo jū Morimitsu kore [wo] Saku
    Morimitsu, residing in Chikugo, made this

    昭和二十年五月
    Shōwa nijū-nen go-gatsu
    May 1945

    Quite possibly this Morimitsu.

    Ninth smith from the bottom of p. 397.


    --Guy

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    Interesting to see a 1945 dated blade mounted in the earlier pattern IJA mounts. At this late a date it is doubtful that the owner ever saw any combat.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Would anyone care to evaluate a value?

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    Interesting to see a 1945 dated blade mounted in the earlier pattern IJA mounts. At this late a date it is doubtful that the owner ever saw any combat.
    Or this happened! Photo from Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory.
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    Quote by KarenFC View Post
    Would anyone care to evaluate a value?
    The problem here is that it looks to be a marriage of an officers Shin-Gunto with an NCO's scabbard. It will all depend on the condition of the blade, which can only be judged in the hand.

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