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Article about: got this today from a wanted ad in my local paper its not mint but for what i paid for it im happy , that is unless its a clunker,, am i correct in thinking its a machine made officers sword

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    got this today from a wanted ad in my local paper its not mint but for what i paid for it im happy , that is unless its a clunker,, am i correct in thinking its a machine made officers sword ? i havent as yet taken the handle off , rgds Dave
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    Hi Dave-
    Your sword is definitley a period IJA officer's sword and not a Chinese knock off. From your pictures, it can not be determined whether it is a machine made or hand forged blade. The shape would indicate a Showa era WW2 era blade. One way to tell is if the blade has ubu-ba, which is an unsharpeened edge about 1" above the habaki(the collar under the guard). Pictures of the tang will answer your question.
    BOB

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    Thank you very much Bob for your reply and help , cheers Dave

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    Thats a nice looking sword Dave, ive wanted one for ages but the prices have always been a bit prohibitive for my pocket, plus the wife keeps a firm grip on my meagre pocket money, dammit

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    That is a nice find Dave , congrats
    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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    Looks like it has a striaight or suguha temperline, I am optimistic it is likely a hand forge blade if it comes with this type of early superior army mount. Of course the tang would help reveal what it is.
    I use to have a WW2 sword with mount like those, the blade was made by Emura.

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    thats a beuty dave well done now i know what i want in a few months time

    tom

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    Looks like a very nice one. Congrats...........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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