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    Hi Guys, I have very limited knowledge of Japanese edged weapons. This one has come into work and I wanted to share it with you. I like it and the quality is good. The photos will enlarge nicely if you double click on them.

    Any info gratefully accepted.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade , thanks for showing this beautiful dirk . It is an 1883 pattern Imperial Japanese Naval Officers dirk . It has a standard leather cover on the scabbard ( some of these examples are upgraded to sharkskin ) . It has a slight separation of the "same" ( the ray skin covering on the handle ) on the seam , however this is normal to see a little shrinkage with these after all this time , also it is good to see the wire wrapping in good order ! All the fittings are in place and it shows a fabulous even patina which i love to see , a super example .
    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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    Great, thanks Al.

    I suspected Navy, but did not want to show my ignorance and put it in public

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Looks to have stamp on crossguard , a sakura with anchor. Toyokawa arsenal.

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    Vey nice Ade, I just got one of these a few weeks ago, you can find a few of them on ebay, prices vary depending on condition and style.

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    Ade if you don't mind me asking. What do you do for a living where all these great items just seem to walk in the door??
    It must be a fabulous job!!!!

    Great looking Dirk!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Hi Phil, my main job is my own gardening business. But since January I now work a few days a month for Hanson's Auctioneers. Charles Hanson, the owner, is well known here on BBC TV. He is great chap, very nice and genuine.

    It is a dream job. Getting paid for looking at militaria. Just costing me a fortune, as I end up bidding on stuff lol.

    Here is my page:

    militaria, antique medals, militaria valuations, militaria auctioneers, midlands auctioneers, ethnographica, military history

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    Beautiful dagger Ade - I'm looking for one just like it!

    Regards

    Russ

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