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Any Sword Experts

JiggaJigga Member Posts: 153 ✭✭✭
edited May 2016 in Ask the Experts
I have what I think is a Japanese sword and can't seem to find anything about it. It looks old, and I've had the handle off of it but no writing. I will attach a few pics to see if this helps. Thanks!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC0000112.JPG
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC0000312.JPG
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC000076.JPG
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC000138.JPG
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC000158.JPG

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    rsnyder55rsnyder55 Member Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If memory serves, the maker would usually stamp his name, etc on the tang where it would be covered by the handle.

    Any close ups of the blade?
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    JiggaJigga Member Posts: 153 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    here is a close up on the blade and under the handles. I couldn't find any makers names. At one time there was a really old piece of paper hidden on it, but it has since crumbled to dust.

    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC0000214.JPG
    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC0001214.JPG
    http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/DSC000139.JPG
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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,713 ******
    edited November -1
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    p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    It's a souvenir sword like you can buy in the gift shop at the Tokyo airport.
    The fake hamon and not silk wrap are a dead givaway.
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    M1A762M1A762 Member Posts: 3,426
    edited November -1
    It looks to be a Chinese copy. Etched hamon, the handle wrap is not silk. The tang is poorly finished. Sorry but it is not a valuable Japanese ancestral sword.
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    AdamsQuailHunterAdamsQuailHunter Member Posts: 2,022 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hello:
    The person who made my swords can be found at www.bandkcustomfirearms.com. If you will send this e-mail to him - I will allow him to let you see my creation origami for the two sword set he made for me. Be aware that such swords are not cheep - you will have to get up off your wallet.

    Best Regards:
    AdamsQuailHunter
    Steve Adams

    When facing multiple bad guys - first take out the one that is the one that is the most dangerous - that's the one with the shotgun!
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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,713 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by AdamsQuailHunter
    Hello:
    The person who made my swords can be found at www.bandkcustomfirearms.com. If you will send this e-mail to him - I will allow him to let you see my creation origami for the two sword set he made for me. Be aware that such swords are not cheep - you will have to get up off your wallet.

    Best Regards:
    AdamsQuailHunter
    Steve Adams

    When facing multiple bad guys - first take out the one that is the one that is the most dangerous - that's the one with the shotgun!

    The website link has expired and is no longer available.
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    MBKMBK Member Posts: 2,919 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here is an expert.

    I got 2 old swords from an estate about 10 years ago. I shipped them to him and he evaluated them to later 1400's and late 1500's. Both signed.

    Price was reasonable.

    http://www.montanairon.com/
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    p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by M1A762
    It looks to be a Chinese copy. Etched hamon, the handle wrap is not silk. The tang is poorly finished. Sorry but it is not a valuable Japanese ancestral sword.


    No, it's made in Japan, not China. I walked past a shop in Kawasaki where they were being made. The sam? is pure white and the quality of the wrap is authentic. The potmetal fittings are filled out well and the colour is consistant.
    Lots of little telltale signs, even in the scabbard.
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