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Article about: Hello Is this a ww2 era Japanese sword knot, or just part of one? Does the sword handle look like a WW2 original? (at least what is pictured of it) Thanks

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    Is this a ww2 era Japanese sword knot, or just part of one? Does the sword handle look like a WW2 original? (at least what is pictured of it)
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    No, it does not look anything like a sword knot, but just a cord frayed at the end.

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    Here are a few more pictures of the sword. It is not in the best shape. Does it look original?
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    Need better pictures of the blade and a view of the tang. It looks authentic so far (to my uneducated eye).

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    Sorry for the poor pictures. They are all I have. I appreciate the help. Here are a couple of more. Does a sword in this condition have much value?
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    Sword is genuine and I'd speculate that the blade is an older one, though pictures of the nakago are required to know.

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    It looks like a "shotgun" job to me, as in all the pieces are old but put together to make a saleable item. Blade and habaki are a bad fit, saya is out through the end of field cover and two mismatched ashi put on in a sort of imitation of a naval sword. The blade might even be an NCO blade, or from an earlier pattern of army sword.

    My personal opinion is that if you buy it, do so as a source of parts not as a complete and genuine sword.

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    What is a reasonable value for a parts sword like this?
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    Thank you for the help.

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    As little as you can get away with! I sold an old (Koto blade) parts sword with a rebind hilt, and a blade too far gone to polish, and a rust eaten tang, for £200 to an enthusiastic gamer who just wanted a real Japanese sword in any condition. I think I got the best of the bargain.

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