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A free Japanese sword...

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    Then again .... the sunburst might represent the Army. That badge was used on the front of caps:


    current ebay

    --Guy

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    It is an interesting sword and definitely not a style you see everyday. I wonder if Dawson's has this particular sword backstrap pictured? It does have that Colonial vibe to it, but nothing I remember being connected to territories outside of Japan proper. Maybe a domestic service sword connected to the greater colonial government body? It will be interesting to get to the bottom of what kind of official/officer it belonged to.

    Tom

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    Unfortunately, the gentleman who gave it to me didn't have a back story to it. He said his father was a state-trooper and often confiscated/ had weapons surrendered to him. He amassed quite a collection before he passed and this sword was the last thing left.

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    Looks like an interesting Sword, look forward to a definitive answer.
    Cheers
    Hangarman

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    It is definitely a Meiji/Taisho period Army mounting.
    BOB

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

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    It is definitely a Meiji/Taisho period Army mounting.
    What does that mean in layman's terms, Bob?

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    Google is my friend. So you're saying my new sword dates from 1868-1926?

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Google is my friend. So you're saying my new sword dates from 1868-1926?
    Yes, the mountings, that is. The blade [where the true value lies] is possibly older; can't say until we see the tang.

    --Guy

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    Thanks, Bob and Guy!

    I'm nervous to do so... but I'm eager to check out the tang!

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Google is my friend. So you're saying my new sword dates from 1868-1926?
    Japanese era are named after the emperor at the time. If Meiji period, this would date from the 1880's on. Taisho began in 1906 thru 1926. This would likely be from early in Taisho if not Meiji.
    BOB

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

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