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Japanese Sword Katana Id Needed Interesting piece

Article about: Hi, I just acquired this Vet bring back Japanese sword. But I do Not know anything about it! Can you guys tell me about this sword? (Age, Possible value, hand made? Etc) It is in Excellent C

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    Default Japanese Sword Katana Id Needed Interesting piece

    Hi,
    I just acquired this Vet bring back Japanese sword.
    But I do Not know anything about it!
    Can you guys tell me about this sword? (Age, Possible value, hand made? Etc)
    It is in Excellent Condition and came with a tag that says it cleared G-2 Intelligence. (thatís pretty cool)
    This sword was taken from a Japanese solider by a USMC staff sgt in China in October of 1945 at their surrender.


    Many Many thanks
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    Hi,

    All I can tell you is the sword is dated October 1944.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    It's upside down, but the signature is for Nobumitsu, a Seki smith.

    信光

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    Real name:

    佐光 信一
    Sako [also Samitsu] Shinichi*
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    *other pronunciations of his given name
    信一 (しんいち) Shin'ichi
    信一 (としかず) Toshikazu
    信一 (のぶいち) Nobuichi
    信一 (のぶかず) Nobukazu

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    It is a typical machine made blade found in the 1944 pattern IJA officer mounts. All blades found in this pattern with the steel scabbard are factory made blades. There is a model of this mounting that has a rough lacquer wood scabbard and a lacquered handle wrap. This variation always contains hand made blades from 1944 or 1945. The materials for the officer mountings was changed to conserve war required materials.
    BOB

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

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    Wow you guys are great!
    Any Idea of value?

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    Quote by Wblastoff View Post
    Wow you guys are great!
    Any Idea of value?
    Why is this always the next question? The Forum is not a free appraisal service.
    BOB

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

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    Reminds me of the recent post "The future of our hobby "....Gwar

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    I learned more in 6 hours .....

    Thank You Guys!!

    I realize the value of a sword like this is really in itís history.
    Unfortunately my finances do not allow me to keep this sword.
    BOB I ask value as a guide so I donít get taken by the people who give collecting these items a bad name.

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    Quote by Wblastoff View Post
    I learned more in 6 hours .....

    Thank You Guys!!

    I realize the value of a sword like this is really in itís history.
    Unfortunately my finances do not allow me to keep this sword.
    BOB I ask value as a guide so I donít get taken by the people who give collecting these items a bad name.
    We have a continuing pattern of new members who come here, ask what they have, then ask value and are never heard from again. This is a pattern of behavior that has become quite tiresome to the moderators. We volunteer our time here to educate and not to become a free evaluating service. No one wants to feel that they are being used.
    BOB

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

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    Understood
    Thanks!

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