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fake japanese sword?

tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭
edited May 2007 in Ask the Experts
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=72449301
serial number = fake , right?
I asked him for pics of blade or tip to determine if real , and he said he was away from sword
also wrapping looks like a copy. he does not mention the short sword in the text

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  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    It screams "China" to me, but his return policy is excellent. Still, I wouldn't waste my time bidding on it.
  • tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    yep, thats what i figured.
    easier to say "i dont know what I got- get a deal!"
    than "i got ripped on this fake"
  • captkirk3@dslextreme.com[email protected] Member Posts: 3,804
    edited November -1
    ....Sent a copy of the photos to My Daughter who is an avid collector...She says PASS......I agree..........
  • tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,552 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    thanks guys for the insight, glad my little knowledge served me right
  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by tsavo303
    thanks guys for the insight, glad my little knowledge served me right


    If you want to increase your knowledge and lessen the chance of getting taken for a ride, here's Richard Stein's primer. I highly reccommend it as the best Japanese sword site on the net.

    THE JAPANESE SWORD INDEX
    Address:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~steinrl/nihonto.htm
    Changed:4:26 AM on Thursday, May 17, 2007

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