Jump to content


Photo

Help Identifying Katana

katana

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Ronin

Ronin

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

Iv`e had this sword for a while now and i wish to know more about it.

On the tang was enscribed 山本川子 (Yamamoto Kawa-ko) has number nine writen in ink & has the seriel number 690609 or the other way round. I am lead to belive early 20th centery to 1945.

 

Thanks.

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • 20150303_121737.jpg
  • 20150303_121750.jpg
  • 20150303_121756.jpg
  • 20150303_121802.jpg
  • 20150303_121807.jpg
  • 20150303_121817.jpg
  • 20150303_121828.jpg
  • 20150303_121846.jpg
  • 20150303_121915.jpg
  • 20150303_121939.jpg

Christopher M.

#2 Kai-Gunto

Kai-Gunto

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,036 posts
  • LocationScandinavia.

Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:57 PM

Thats a fake.
No numbers on samurai swords.
Thomas
Collect IJN/SNLF swords, dirks, headgear and Nihon-to.

"JUST AS THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FADES AND FALLS TO THE GROUND, SO IT IS WITH MY USEFUL LIFE. SHOULD IT PROVE TO BE OF USE TO MY EMPEROR I WOULD NOT FAIL TO FALL"

#3 Ronin

Ronin

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:04 PM

Ok i expet that. yet the blade is damascus steel & definitely old hence my curiosity.


Christopher M.

#4 Grey Doffin

Grey Doffin

    Juyo

  • Members
  • 3,359 posts
  • LocationNorthern Minnesota, USA

Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:50 PM

Hi Ronin (name please)

This is 100% fake, probably Chinese, and a crude fake at that.  Not much age to it; maybe 20 years.  It was made to look old.

Grey


  • Ronin likes this

#5 Ronin

Ronin

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:04 PM

Thank you Grey, the names Christopher morris.
So i will not lose any sleep restoring it.


Christopher M.

#6 Kai-Gunto

Kai-Gunto

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,036 posts
  • LocationScandinavia.

Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

Thank you Grey, the names Christopher morris.
So i will not lose any sleep restoring it.


Go ahead..... Watch Your fingers ;)
  • Ronin likes this
Thomas
Collect IJN/SNLF swords, dirks, headgear and Nihon-to.

"JUST AS THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FADES AND FALLS TO THE GROUND, SO IT IS WITH MY USEFUL LIFE. SHOULD IT PROVE TO BE OF USE TO MY EMPEROR I WOULD NOT FAIL TO FALL"

#7 Marius

Marius

    Juyo

  • Members
  • 3,151 posts
  • Locationhere and there

Posted 19 June 2015 - 07:12 PM

Hm, the first site to go to to learn a bit about fakes:

 

http://www.jssus.org...ese_swords.html

 

And don't cut anything with it:


  • Kai-Gunto and steve0 like this

Best regards

Marius

"take tarts as tarts is passing"


#8 Kronos

Kronos

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 785 posts
  • LocationBristol, United Kingdom

Posted 19 June 2015 - 11:13 PM

Hm, the first site to go to to learn a bit about fakes:

 

http://www.jssus.org...ese_swords.html

 

And don't cut anything with it:

 

I'd still prefer him to cut something with it than a real nihonto :laughing:


James C.

#9 Ronin

Ronin

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 20 June 2015 - 05:33 AM

not even watemelons?


Christopher M.

#10 Marius

Marius

    Juyo

  • Members
  • 3,151 posts
  • Locationhere and there

Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:49 AM

Christopher,

 

I think you are quite safe with melons  :rotfl:


Best regards

Marius

"take tarts as tarts is passing"


#11 Dr Fox

Dr Fox

    Sai Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 1,074 posts
  • LocationGoodwick, Wales, United Kingdom

Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:33 PM

Thank you Grey, the names Christopher morris.
So i will not lose any sleep restoring it.

Chris

 

'Restore it' Its where it is now, waste not a penny more.


Denis

_______________
Dr Fox.

#12 Lee Bray

Lee Bray

    Jo Jo Saku

  • Members
  • 751 posts
  • LocationHong Kong

Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

I wouldn't even trust cutting watermelons...

If the tang fails or the loose fit tsuka and chop stick mekugi(I'm presuming) fail on a swing or in a cut, then 3 ft of sharpened steel is flying through the air with no planned flight path...those stories are out there and they're not kiddy bedtime stories, either.

Spend a few more dollars and buy a purpose made martial arts blade from China which are reasonably safe to cut with and cheap enough.



#13 Ronin

Ronin

    Chu Saku

  • Members
  • 5 posts
  • LocationAustralia

Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:15 PM

I wouldn't even trust cutting watermelons...

If the tang fails or the loose fit tsuka and chop stick mekugi(I'm presuming) fail on a swing or in a cut, then 3 ft of sharpened steel is flying through the air with no planned flight path...those stories are out there and they're not kiddy bedtime stories, either.

Spend a few more dollars and buy a purpose made martial arts blade from China which are reasonably safe to cut with and cheap enough.

I used a nut & bolt. its not going anywhere.


Christopher M.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: katana

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

IPB Skin By Virteq