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Article about: Hi Gent's, just thought i'd take the swords out for a little dusting, and took some pics. i have been getting a bit forgetfull the last few years. and tried to look up the cherry blossom to

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    Hi Gent's,
    just thought i'd take the swords out for a little dusting, and took some pics. i have been getting a bit forgetfull the last few years. and tried to look up the cherry blossom to refresh my memory, but found conflicting opinions on the police and military insignia. i always thought the police had 5 petal's and military had 10. do i have that right ?
    any way here is what i have. two of the swords came together from a vet. he told me they were surrenderd to him. i assumed from the same officer. one is a korean occupation sword, i believe to be to a high ranking officer by the gold wire knot. the katana that was with it is a beauty. most of the gold frosting still on the tsuba, and i'm sure its a hand made blade.
    one katana is kind of rough, but has a dragon minuki instead of the cherry blossom. never had the handle off to look at the tang. it has a leather wraped wood scabbard instead of steel
    then a last ditch style officers and NCO machine made blades.
    the cavalry NCO is mint, still has original grease on the blade. bluing on the hand guard is perfict.
    then two parade swords. one has a family crest.
    if any one wants to read the tangs let me know. i'd like to know my self.
    thanks Andrew
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    nice japaneese swords!!!

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    I must get myself some of those, but don't yet know enough.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Post pictures of the signatures please. The kanji should be displayed with the charachters closest to the cutting edge at the top and those closest to the end of the tang at the bottom of your pictures.
    BOB

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

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    G'day Andrew

    Most impressive and valuable collection there.
    I have only a pair of NCO swords
    Regards
    René

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    you have some great looking swords Andrew , it`s nice to see them
    REGARDS AL

    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...

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    thank you very much for taking the time to read this for me BOB. i took it to a local show some years ago, to get some information on it. a dealer wanted to buy it, but i thought the price was to low. so i still dont know what the tang has to say. any idea of value would be nice too. it's razor sharp. the hamon is wild looking. not straight. hard to get a good pic of it so far. i took a bunch of the tang, here are the best. if you need any more i'll take them.
    the sword with the dragon menuki was unmarked, but looks to be a forged blade from its texture.

    thank you Alan and Rene
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    A nice hand forged blade made under IJA sponsorship made in October of 1943 by Kanehide.
    BOB

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

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    thank you Bob. any idea on its value ?
    andrew
    http://warrelics.eu/forum/index.php?referrerid=10087

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