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  1. Need Help! Christek, Thank you so much for the additional...

    Christek,
    Thank you so much for the additional information. I'm always for learning more about this. Mr. Coleman seemed like a wealth of knowledge to this forum. I'm re-reading his posts and am...
  2. Need Help! "Judging from the deep curvature of the blade,...

    "Judging from the deep curvature of the blade, it's likely a shortened blade from the Koto period, which means it was made before 1600. "

    For real??? Holy cow! Let me know if I need to post more...
  3. Need Help! Thank you. I almost went out to the garage to...

    Thank you. I almost went out to the garage to find some fine grit sandpaper but thought better of it. I left it as is. Just wiped it off with a dry cloth. Nothing more. Thank you so much. I love...
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  6. Need Help! Well. We I have a mystery on my hands. I finally...

    Well. We I have a mystery on my hands. I finally got the handle off and was surprised to see 3 holes in the tang. What does that mean? Also the tang (nakago) is very rusted and I can't see any...
  7. Need Help! The mekugi is out but I cannot for the life of me...

    The mekugi is out but I cannot for the life of me get the handle off. It's stuck on there good, or am I missing another mekugi somewhere? I'm watching youtube videos on how to disassemble but nothing...
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  9. Need Help! I'll give that a go. Thank you!

    I'll give that a go. Thank you!
  10. Need Help! I meant the Menuki is on the opposite side of the...

    I meant the Menuki is on the opposite side of the Mekugi! That's what I meant previously.
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  12. Need Help! Ok I'm not sure about the handle. I found the...

    Ok I'm not sure about the handle. I found the little peg, but on the opposite side is the brass flowers. I'm not sure how you would tap this out without moving this brass piece? Not sure if it was...
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  14. Need Help! The you for the info on this! I'm reading it over...

    The you for the info on this! I'm reading it over now. Mr. Rat..Lol
  15. Need Help! Thank you for all the replies. Yes the handle...

    Thank you for all the replies. Yes the handle (tsuba?) is a little loose. Thank you for the information on this. It is in great shape. That's too bad if it's missing a piece. I guess Ill have to...
  16. Need Help! WWII Japanese sword question. Don't know what I have

    I'm hoping somebody on here can tell me what I have. I'm a novice when it come to these swords. I've looked up Gunto, and 98's and I can't really tell the difference from one to another. I took this...
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