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Japanese Wakizashi- but from when? I would appreciate some input please

Article about: Afternoon guys When you get bitten, you get bitten. A few weeks ago I got hold of a few Japanese swords. Not knowing what I had I posted here for some opinions, and was stunned at the amount

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    One last try

    Could you give me an approximate date? and has the leather scabbard been there all of its life

    Many thanks in advance
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    Quote by John Brandon View Post
    One last try

    Could you give me an approximate date? and has the leather scabbard been there all of its life

    Many thanks in advance
    John-
    The blade is dated February, 1843. The leather field cover was made for the war time mounts
    BOB

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

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    Thanks so much Bob, and the rest of the gang. It's still sharp I can tell you that I have another one to post, I believe it to be dated 1550, We'll have to see

    I have the bug!!!

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    Quote by BOB COLEMAN View Post
    John-
    The blade is dated February, 1843. The leather field cover was made for the war time mounts
    That goes for all the fittings - handle, hand-guard, scabbard, leather cover - all are WWII IJA (army) fittings. Only the blade is from 1843.

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    Quote by Bruce Pennington View Post
    That goes for all the fittings - handle, hand-guard, scabbard, leather cover - all are WWII IJA (army) fittings. Only the blade is from 1843.
    I thought that would go without saying.
    BOB

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

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    Bob, you bet! I just didn't understand his focus on the leather cover's age, and was trying to make it clear that none of the fittings were as old as the blade.

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