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#31 Greg F

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 01:18 AM

Some really nice Gunto gents.

Jim, I friendly advise that you may want to have your blades lying on a towel or something else that wont damage the surface of the blade instead of on a metal chair. All the best.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:51 AM

What you can't see in my pictures, because I take great pains to conceal them, are the white cotton handkerchiefs folded up and upon which the steel is actually resting.

Nothing shall stain my blades except the blood of my enemy, sir! ;)
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#33 Greg F

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 08:03 AM

Hi Jim,
Oh good sorry to stick my nose in, its all about the Nihonto preservation my friend. All the best.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:29 PM

heres a mumei, Kyu gunto, with shakudo foil seppa.

 

I sent this to a togi, who removed 2 bends, and after that he noticed that it had some work done in it in the past, to remove some damaged to the cutting edge. so its had a interesting life.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:17 AM

the pace of the topic is falling behind compared to the tosugu,

so im bumping it up abit

 

published in the second Fuller and Greg book.

naval patrolmans/ or naval cadet dress sword


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:18 AM

the pace of the topic is falling behind compared to the tosugu,

so im bumping it up abit

 

published in the second Fuller and Greg book.

naval patrolmans/ or naval cadet dress sword

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:27 AM

boxed ww2 tanto, some times called kamikaze tanto, but I think for a gift tanto

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:34 PM

My kuy gunto )))

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:52 AM

heres a mumei, Kyu gunto, with shakudo foil seppa.
 
I sent this to a togi, who removed 2 bends, and after that he noticed that it had some work done in it in the past, to remove some damaged to the cutting edge. so its had a interesting life.

Hamish, the mon on this sword is "Fuji." I have one just like it on a Kaigunto! I recently saw one somewhere else, too. Probably was a lot of Fujis in the war!2016-01-16 11.39.46.jpg 2016-01-16 11.39.46.jpg

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:35 PM

Inspired by Stephen's newly arrived Yoshu Hiromasa (http://www.militaria...sa/#entry193834):

 

Here is my own beautiful Yoshu Hiromasa in excellent original WWII polish & shingunto mounts in outstanding original condition:

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Very nice mumei koto blade in kaigunto koshirae - beautiful menuki with mon, both seppa retain original gold wash and red lacquer, tsuka and saya in outstanding condition:

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:16 AM

Hoanh....got it right,,,,nice mounts, :Drooling:  but my friend i beg to see the blade also.... :bowdown:


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#42 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:20 PM

I love the special order rising sun seppa! Some day one will be mine!!!!

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:28 PM

Here are a few teaser photos of the blades that go with my kaigunto and shingunto koshirae.

 

Hoanh

 

Kaigunto:

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Yoshu Hiromasa:

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 09:42 PM

:thumbsup:  :clap:  :glee:


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 01:58 AM

Not sure whether these qualify as "high class" gunto, though both blades did paper kanteisho at the notoriously tough 1995 LA shinsa, a veritable pink paper blizzard (I went 2 for 5 myself :o ). 

 

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The sword at the top is just under 60 cm, but papered as a long sword as I remember.  It is in typical gunto mounts with worn leather covered saya.  The one below, obviously kanbun shinto, is in buke zukuri mounts, the only military concession being the excellent condition brown and black marbled leather cover and metal hanger on the black lacquer saya.  I particularly like the menuki, IMO rather artistic and well fashioned flower and whirlpool designs (better than the poor photos imply).

 

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:32 PM

ok, were falling behind abit (hahahahah) but we are producing some good items,

 

now lets post some dress swords as a off-shot.

me first.

Flag sword or admirals, but this is a very early version, as its the same size and guard design as the 1873 to 1883 naval swords. which is interesting because the admirals swords were thought to be from 1883 to 1912.

enjoy.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:20 PM

Here are a few teaser photos of the blades that go with my kaigunto and shingunto koshirae.

Hoanh

Kaigunto:
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Yoshu Hiromasa:
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VERY nice Hoahn.
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Posted 23 February 2016 - 06:05 AM

Thank you Joe!

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:17 AM

Mine aren't "mint" either, but I love my collection, so far:
Dad's Spring, 1941, Mantetsu Koa Isshin
NCO Guntos: Copper handle #2643; Alluminum tsuka #92605, and Wooden tsuka #211894
Navy Takayama-to in combat saya
Sukekuni April 1945 Type 3
Fuji Family Mon, unsigned Koto blade in Navy sharksin saya
1918 Otsu Cavalry Sword

Hi Bruce,

 

Which Sukenuni is he? Kato Sukekuni?


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:07 AM

Bruno, I've been told it was Miwa Kazuo of Gifa. Here's the post:

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:07 AM

Bruno, I've been told it was Miwa Kazuo of Gifa. Here's the post:IMG_2658.PNG

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:08 PM

Thanks Bruce. I think he is a different Sukekuni than Kato Sukekuni. It is a gendaito or a showato?


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:45 AM

It's probably showato, though I no expert. I'll post pics with the name. The guys at Wehrmacht-awards forum said there were 3 guys going by Sukekuni and thought my kanji looked like Miwa's.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:28 AM

Kajiyama Yasunori (1939).  Not the best pictures, still trying to learn how to use the camera and get good lighting and angles.  The sword was scored low to mid 70s iirc at last week's shinsa with the NTHK-NPO, a friend still has the worksheet...

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:35 AM

Imperial Household Sword

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 08:26 AM

good lord, now that's a rare piece. would think about getting the ashi re-made.

 

also show us the puppy inside PLEASE PLEASE


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 03:45 PM

How'd you find this one, Ed?

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

An old friend picked it up for me and brought it to my store when he travelled though my area a few years back. I'll post better photos when I get back home. Ed

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:24 PM

Sad how some people take things apart and the parts vanish.
I would sure also get the ashi's made if it was mine.

Forgot to say.......fantastic item, wonderful habaki. Looking forward to the blade.
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