Chinese wall hanger, sorry.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Nothing about this sword makes me believe its the real deal, i saw swords that looked exactly like this on my recent trip to china, some had very convincing mei too. I do believe the piece in question is a fake, just my opinion but ive been wrong before.
I agree with Bob. I like the replacement kabutogani, I have not seen something like that before. The tang is seki arsenal stamped. Great piece of history!
Thanks so much for the info., its a great start!
Any chance of some pictures of the blade itself ?
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...
Looking at this piece again i could be wrong, i think the pics threw me off a bit. More detailed pictures would definitely help. On another note, why on earth did someone paint over the fittings.....
This sword and many other military items are part of my fathers estate, left of course to my mom. These things were to be an investment, in hopes that my mom could sell them and live comfortably. Of course, before my father passed he loved collecting military items. If anyone has any idea as to a value, that would also be appreciated.