We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
Yes Alan, so do I. In less than an hour this sword, in pictorial terms, has travelled the world and has gone from, in my opinion, a heap of repro crap to an interesting and, again in my opinion, quite desireable piece of interesting military history. And, all due to the time, interest and knowlede of the supporters of this Forum!!!!
Thank you Alan and all the other people who have responded to this and my other threads
Best wishes All Michael R
Hi Stu, A perceptive considderation on your behalf Well done to you and all!!!!!!!
Thank you, I guess I should post Sword 4 now?? Regards and best wishes Michael
As this sword was made by craftsmen who likely did not posess the intricate workmanship of a Japanese arsenal, the reason for every loose part being numbered makes sense. Not an art sword but a very interesting locally made military sword for native troops loyal to the Japanese.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Very interesting sword, I have learned something for sure!
Hi Bob, Thank you and I agree with everything yoy say without reservation!!! Cheers Michael
Hi Douglas, Yes, you and me toooooooooo. Some brilliant people on this forum!!! Best wishes Michael